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greenBlue Palmer Trail

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Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 232' 71 m
Descent: -277' -85 m
High: 6,589' 2,008 m
Low: 6,354' 1,937 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Mikhaila Redovian

This is one of the more popular trails within the Garden of the Gods, and it's easy to see why!

Mikhaila Redovian

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Description

If you're looking for a trail that will be your biggest "bang for the buck," this is the trail for you! Though this is one of the longer trails in the park, embarking on the full trail is well worth the effort. You'll be navigating along the western edge of the park, which provides incredible views of both the rock features to the east, the plains beyond them, and also the mountains to the west. You'll begin from the main parking area, and you'll work your way south, moving through the Central Garden. You'll pass the most famous formations in the park, and your vantage point will allow you to admire the features from afar.

As you continue, you'll leave the crowds of the main garden area behind. While the trail has been gently rolling, from this point grades mellow out, allowing you to admire the foothills scenery. As you make your way around the Siamese Twins, you'll know that you're nearing the end of this trail. The route ends at a small parking area located off of Garden Drive.

Flora & Fauna

Most of the trail is lightly forested with a combination of pines. There will also be desert dwelling plants, such as yucca and cacti.

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Apr 18, 2019
Chris W
Apr 3, 2019
John Ligon
12h 11m
Sep 4, 2018
Trenton Short
Apr 5, 2018
Michael Courtney
Feb 11, 2018
Kate Jaquith
4mi
Sep 6, 2017
Mantis Toboggan
Very nice trail along the outer edges of the park. We saw a few Bighorn on the rock ledges. That was super cool! 2.6mi
Jun 22, 2017
Carl Jones
2mi
Apr 10, 2017
Wesley Twohig

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