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Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park

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For any of the Spruce Mountain, Palmer Lake, or Greenland Open Space runs, the Speetrap Bistro by Palmer Lake is great for a post-run coffee and breakfast/lunch. It's also a fun little bar and music spot in the evenings.

Recommended Routes in Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park - 7

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Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Harrison Crash Site via Ice Cave

11.1 mi 17.8 km 2,066' Up 629.6 m Up 2,065' Down 629.51 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Winding Stairs Loop

5.9 mi 9.6 km 1,564' Up 476.81 m Up 1,570' Down 478.64 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate

Limbaugh Canyon/Reservoir Loop

5.6 mi 8.9 km 973' Up 296.65 m Up 1,005' Down 306.28 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite Pikes Peak dominates the view at the Greenland Trail Races.
Intermediate

Greenland Trail 50K

31.2 mi 50.3 km 1,873' Up 570.78 m Up 1,869' Down 569.79 m Down

Woodmoor, CO
Favorite Pikes Peak dominates the view at the Greenland Trail Races.
Intermediate

Greenland Trail 25K

15.5 mi 25.0 km 900' Up 274.19 m Up 898' Down 273.61 m Down

Woodmoor, CO
Favorite Runners in the Greenland Trail Races.
Easy

Greenland Trail 4M

4.3 mi 7.0 km 233' Up 70.93 m Up 230' Down 69.99 m Down

Woodmoor, CO
Favorite Pikes Peak dominates the view at the Greenland Trail Races.
Intermediate

Greenland Trail 8M

8.2 mi 13.3 km 456' Up 139 m Up 453' Down 138.13 m Down

Woodmoor, CO

Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park Running

  • 231 Miles 372 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park - 28

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4.0 mi 6.4 km #1Spruce Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Monument, CO
Intermediate
Monument, CO 32 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #2Chautauqua Trail
Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO
Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO 11 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Mount Herman
Intermediate/Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Palmer Lake, CO 16 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Ice Cave Creek Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
3.8 mi 6.2 km #5Kipps Loop Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
5.3 mi 8.6 km #6Limbaugh Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO 11 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #7Swank Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
2.8 mi 4.4 km #8Balanced Rock Rd.
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Juniper Valley Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Perry Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Perry Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Sydney Harrison Connector Trail
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO
Intermediate
Palmer Lake, CO

Photos of Larkspur, Monument, and Palmer Park - 62

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Pikes Peak dominates the view at the Greenland Trail Races.
Oct 21, 2016 near Monument, CO
My dog sitting on a cool rock formation.
Aug 23, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
Windy Point - Spruce Mountain
Aug 30, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
A light dusting of snow and frost makes for a wonderful sight.
Apr 4, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
Trailhead.
Jul 27, 2019 near Monument, CO
North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Nov 18, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
From the top, enjoy a lovely view toward the Air Force Academy.
Apr 4, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
Looking south to Pikes Peak.
Jul 18, 2020 near Palmer…, CO