Palmer Park Loop
ElevationAscent: 866' 264 m
Descent: -865' -264 m
High: 6,588' 2,008 m
Low: 6,329' 1,929 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
Current trail conditions
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“This is mostly the course from the 24 Hours of COS. Fun singletrack right in town.”— Jon Zanone
There are a lot of alternate ways to ride the park, but this course seems to be the best way to link together most all of the good stuff in the park.
Although you'll almost always hear the hum of the urban river, for much of the ride you'll forget you are in the middle of Colorado's second largest city. Smell the pine and juniper in the morning. Stop and look at the blooming cactus and yuccas after a wet spring. Do take care of this park. There are many areas with clay-based soil. It dries quickly, so give it a bit after a rain.
If you want extreme mountain biking, look elsewhere. There are several areas that are technical, but this is not a technical ride.
It is not an epic ride. It's a ride to remind yourself why you attach your flesh to a hunk of exotic metal and composites. It's a ride that puts a grin on your face, and maybe a few dings in your downtube.
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