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Palmer Park is one of the most popular parks in Colorado Springs because of its location and size. It has over 740 acres of wilderness. large park in Colorado Springs located on Maizland Rd. and Academy Blvd is the main entrance and the parking area for the park. The park offers something for everyone, from hiking, biking, horseback riding, baseball, soccer, volleyball, picnic areas and so much more.

Palmer Park Hiking Map

Hiking in Palmer Park

If you are looking for a fun place to hike in Colorado Springs and dont want to drive all of the way to the Rocky Mountains Palmer Park offers over 25 miles of trails inside the Park. All of the hikes are great because you do not feel like you are in the middle of the Springs on any of them. You can hike up the paved road for beginners and for intermediate paths you will be able to take some of the smaller trails there.

Wildlife in Palmer Park

You will be able to see lots of wildlife in Palmer Park from lizards to if your lucky deer. The animals you see there are very use to people and dogs so they wont be starteled to see you. They will most likely just slowly move away. 

Picnics in Palmer Park

There are hundreds of Picnic tables in Palmer Park where you will be able to drive along the path and stop to have a quick snack. There are also more popular areas in Palmer Park where there is enough space to have a family reunion or Graduation party. With these areas you will need to make reservations with the city. At these areas there are volleyball and horseshoe pits for entertainment.  

Where is the Trail Head & Parking

If you are coming from I-25 take the Fillmore exit or exit 145 and head East the Fillmore will turn into Maizland after Union the streets will turn into Maizland and after a few more miles of driving you will see the parking lot on your left-hand side.

There you will be able to find tons of free parking at the park as well as you will be able drive up further in the park and find parking a long the path or up at look out point to see all of Colorado Springs.