Hiking Project Logo

Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

139 mi 223 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 21 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Local Info

For any of the Spruce Mountain, Palmer Lake, or Greenland Open Space hikes, the Speetrap Bistro by Palmer Lake is great for a post-hike coffee and breakfast/lunch. It's also a fun little bar and music spot in the evenings.
Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!
Hiking Project is built by hikers like you.
Share what you know about this area with the community.

Featured Hikes in Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park - 3

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Hikes

Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Harrison Crash Site via Ice Cave

11.1 mi 17.8 km • Loop • 2,066 ft Ascent 629.6 m Ascent

(15) Palmer…, CO
Favorite A large boulder outcropping on Shaylyn Ridge provides great views of Devil's Thumb.
Intermediate

Winding Stairs Loop

5.9 mi 9.6 km • Loop • 1,564 ft Ascent 476.81 m Ascent

(13) Palmer…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate

Limbaugh Canyon/Reservoir Loop

5.6 mi 8.9 km • Loop • 973 ft Ascent 296.65 m Ascent

(20) Palmer…, CO

Trails in Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park - 25

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails

4.0 mi 6.4 km #1Spruce Mountain Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monument, CO
Easy/Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Monument, CO 26 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Mount Herman
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Palmer Lake, CO 15 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Ice Cave Creek Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Palmer Lake, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Chautauqua Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Palmer Lake, CO
5.3 mi 8.6 km #5Limbaugh Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.6 km Palmer Lake, CO 10 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #6Kipps Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.2 km Palmer Lake, CO
3.7 mi 5.9 km #7Swank Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Palmer Lake, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Sydney Harrison Connector Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Palmer Lake, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9Hotshots Perimeter
Intermediate
Monument, CO
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Monument, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #10Sundance Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Palmer Lake, CO
2.8 mi 4.4 km #11Balanced Rock Rd.
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.4 km Palmer Lake, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km #12Winding Stairs Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Palmer Lake, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #13Sundance Valley Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Palmer Lake, CO
19.9 mi 32.0 km #14New Santa Fe Regional Trail
Easy
Colorado Springs, CO
Easy
19.9 mi 32.0 km Colorado Springs, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #15Palmer Divide Ranch Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Woodmoor, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Woodmoor, CO
2.5 mi 4.0 km #16Lincoln Mountain Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Woodmoor, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Woodmoor, CO
8.3 mi 13.4 km #17Spruce Meadows Trail
Easy
Woodmoor, CO
Easy
8.3 mi 13.4 km Woodmoor, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #18Greenland Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Woodmoor, CO
Easy/Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.6 km Woodmoor, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #19Luge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Woodmoor, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Woodmoor, CO
57.1 mi 91.8 km #20Rampart Range Road
Easy/Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO
Easy/Intermediate
57.1 mi 91.8 km Manitou Springs, CO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #21Elk Park Road
Easy/Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Palmer Lake, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #22Winding Stairs Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Palmer Lake, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #23Old Territorial Road
Easy
Woodmoor, CO
Easy
2.2 mi 3.6 km Woodmoor, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #24Limbaugh Canyon Trail #756
Intermediate/Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Palmer Lake, CO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #25Sydney Harrison Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Palmer Lake, CO

Photos of Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park - 53

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Photos

My dog sitting on a cool rock formation.
Aug 23, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
A large boulder outcropping on Shaylyn Ridge provides great views of Devil's Thumb.
Jun 30, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
Windy Point - Spruce Mountain
Aug 30, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
A light dusting of snow and frost makes for a wonderful sight.
Apr 4, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Nov 18, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
From the top, enjoy a lovely view toward the Air Force Academy.
Apr 4, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
Trailhead.
Jul 27, 2019 near Monument, CO
Pano of the wreckage of CPT Harrison's plane
Jul 7, 2019 near Palmer…, CO

Classes & Events Near You

Find More Classes and Events

Shop REI Adventures

Find More REI Adventures


Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking