Susan G. Bretag Trail and Palmer Trail Loop

MODERATE 95 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, Colorado 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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25 days ago

Beautiful!! These amazing rock formations will make you believe that there is more to human life.

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29 days ago

Not crowded at all so I loved that!

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2 months ago

So beautiful here!

2 months ago

Fun trail. Not hard, great for visitors. Beautiful scenery. It was busy but not too busy.

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2 months ago

So beautiful!! A must-visit park for those visiting!

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2 months ago

This trail should be rated easy. Gets crowded in this park; this trail is a little less tourist-y but not by much.

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3 months ago

Not very difficult. I would probably rate this hike as easy. The hike was pretty crowded. The trails are clearly marked with where you can and cannot go to climb. There is a point in the hike where you can take a small detour to see the Siamese Twins. The views are beautiful. Be sure to get there early, because parking is terrible.

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3 months ago