Susan G. Bretag Trail and Palmer Trail Loop

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Susan G. Bretag Trail and Palmer Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 415 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The Palmer Trail is a less-traveled route in the Garden of the Gods that travels along the forested hills on the western edge of the park. Still great views of the rock formations, but without nearly the tourists.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. First part is paved and easy and the second half is dirt and moderately challenging.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

extremely busy but still stunning views. easy enough hike able to keep my legs from feeling like they're on fire.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Fairly easy hike with well worn trails and some off trail areas. Beautiful scenery. Packed with people though.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely amazing!!! Definitely worth going to Garden of the Gods and hiking!! I will definitely do it again since I didn't get to do all the trails.

hiking
7 months ago

A good time for me and my family

7 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful! It's a very easy to moderate hike depending on the route you take - we meandered quite a bit! Also, it wasn't crowded at all due to overcast skys (no complaints here!). Your pup will have to be on a leash for this hike but, most of the trails are wide enough for you to have them in 'heel' without issue.

7 months ago

love walking this trail ...

hiking
7 months ago

simply amazing area to hike, take your time and enjoy all it has!!!

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
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10 months ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

I started in the south garden lot and then circumnavigated the main rocks. I went on several trails and none of them were disappointing. Tons of beautiful scenery

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful trail lots of people in the summer.

hiking
1 year ago

Pretty neat place to visit

1 year ago