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Glimpse of History: Glen Eyrie, Home of William Jackson Palmer

Bike from America the Beautiful Park to Glen Eyrie Castle (meet at 7:45 a.m., depart at 8 a.m.) or drive to the Glen Eyrie Carriage House (meet there at 9 a.m.).

Cyclists and motorists will gather for an historic overview of Colorado Springs' founder's estate at 9:15 a.m. Tour the Castle at 9:30 ($5 ticket required) and/or take a guided 2-hour hike at 10:45 a.m. of the geology and ecosystems of the Palmer Trail.

Dress for weather variables; hikers be mindful of a moderate hike with some loose rock. Non-hikers may stay to explore the historic castle grounds or relax surrounded by history. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch or purchase a sandwich or snacks at the carriage house/book store.

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  • 3820 N. 30th Street
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Location: Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
  • Time: 7:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets are $5 each for Castle Tour and Guided Hiking tour, payable in advance via the Historic Preservation Alliance website to pay Glen Eyrie for both tours.
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