Join us to experience the hidden gem in the heart of Colorado Springs and learn fun facts from our expert guides about Colorado Springs and park history. Within the park we'll tailor the hike to your experience level and expectations. At the trail head we educate you on the Five Fundamentals of front country activities and then we're off! Your hike can be anywhere from one mile on a casual trail with less than 200 feet of elevation gain or, if you prefer something more adventurous, up to four miles with over 600 feet of gain--it is up to you! You will witness beautiful rock formations (ever seen a "hoodoo"?) and we will be on the look out for wildlife. We'll make time for breathtaking photo ops AND along the way we'll tell you about the local flora, fauna and history of the area. After the hike we provide you with a summary of your experience that you can share on social media!
I am the founder and CEO of Hike for Life--a Colorado Springs based outdoor education and day hiking guide service devoted to helping you explore! I have over 40 years of outdoor experience and have climbed most of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. I screen, train and certify guides for Hike for Life that have a passion for nurturing our community, inspiring others to explore responsibly and helping to preserve our great outdoors. Our co-hosts are all Hike for Life certified and have various backgrounds. Jeff is a retired Air Force pilot and instructor guide, Megan is an elementary education worker and back country guide and Lauren is a med school student. All our guides are CPR and first aid certified for your peace of mind. We also donate 10% of what our guides earn to their preferred non-profit!
We'll have snacks available that are ideal for hiking. Please bring plenty of water for the hike (although we usually have…
We will travel the trails of Palmer Park, some that are little known to even locals so you will get some great views and insights!
最多可有6位年满7周岁的参与者参加。 Guest can sign up with minimal experience but must be able to walk short distances on unimproved terrain (dirt trails).
HYDRATION: Adequate water for the duration of the outing.
Palmer Park is a great year-round trail! Hit the trail with us to see the best views and make the most of your time. Lightweight hiking shoes are ideal but tennis shoes are adequate for this trail.