Palmer Divide Ranch Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Palmer Divide Ranch Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, Colorado. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, horses, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles
298 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking


horseback riding

Trail winds through grassland and up along wooded ridge; low elevation gain. Travel 4.5 miles on Palmer Divide Ranch Trail through upland meadows to Cherry Creek. Ascend to forested rocky ledges that lead back toward the trail head.

19 days ago

A solid trail. Beautiful vistas of the valley. The willow picnic area is breathtaking - I can only imagine how it must feel during the summer.

6 months ago

We really enjoyed our first hike of this trail today. This is a great trail if you're looking for something that is a little longer but does not have a lot of uphill hiking. We went a day after some heavy rain, and the trail was really muddy in spots. I would recommend waiting a few days after a heavy rain so that the trail is dryer. We enjoyed the open plain aspect of the hike as well as being up on top of the Butte. We will definitely be back for this one!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Fairly easy; little elevation gain; through grass meadow and up along small rocky ridge. Nice views of valley, but too many buildings. Very light traffic on a mild Sunday evening.

2 months ago

Wednesday, June 01, 2016