Templeton Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Challenging Inner City Wilderness Loop Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and for our purposes, hiking trails. My favorite is the four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. The Templeton Trail begins and ends at the Yucca Flats trailhead. I suggest hiking clockwise on this trail because the trail signs are easier to read when moving in this direction. The trail is challenging in that you'll encounter a variety of topography and terrain along the way, rocks and dirt, up and down, zig and zag, more zig and zag combined with up and down. Dogs are allowed on the trail off-leash.
Doesn't feel like you're in the middle of town! Love this trail!
Fun trail right in the middle of town
Excellent moderate trail. Beautiful views!!
Great views from Palmer Park, this trail is marked as difficult but is very doable for any skill level
Listed as an advanced trail at the park. Great workout, lots of rocks and scrambling, definitely more of a hike than a walk with great views from the top of the rocks. I'd say it would be suitable for older kids, the littles might have a harder time, though, with sometimes uncertain footing on the gravel. Trail splits several times and reconnects with itself, also crosses several other trails so you've got to pay close attention if you want to stay on Templeton.
My pug made the loop, but was pretty wore out by the end. Husband and I enjoyed it.