Palmer Divide Ranch Trail

EASY 3 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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

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.

hiking
3 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!

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

hiking
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.