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Palmer Trail Loop

Palmer Trail Loop

Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles / Horses

Length of Trail: 5.4 Miles Roundtrip (w/o Palmer)

Elevation Gain: 1,678 Ft. Gain (both trails)

Difficulty: Moderate

The Section 16 Trail (also called the Palmer/Red Rock Loop Trail) is a popular trail for both hikers and mountain bikers. This is a great year-round trail with good views of the Garden of the Gods and easy access to the Paul Intemann Trail.

Directions to Trailhead:

From U.S. Highway 24, take 26th Street south, drive past the cemetery, up two switchbacks to Gold Camp Road. Turn west onto Gold Camp and drive about 1 mile to the trailhead.

Construction Update:
The 30th St. construction project will begin toward the end of September, and will likely take around 18 months to complete. For more info and closure updates, visit the project landing page.

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  • Phone: 719-633-6884
  • Colorado Springs, CO
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