Part of the Colorado Front Range Trail, the lower trail joins into the Old Territorial Road, connecting the old Greenland Townsite to Palmer Lake. The 11-mile trail system is within over 3,000 acres of Greenland Open Space. Trail passes through native grasslands, by ponds, through rolling Gambel oak hills and skirts ponderosa pine forests. Views of Greenland open space, buttes and Pikes Peak.
Easy to moderate; 500 feet of elevation gain on upper loop
Approximately 11 miles, including loop. Five miles from Greenland to Palmer Lake.
Crusher fines and natural surface
Multi-use: horses, mountain bikes, hiking; dogs must be on leash except in the enclosed off-leash area.
Group picnic shelter, restroom, kiosk, benches, water spigot, and parking for 50-75 horse trailers; hitch rails, horse obstacle course, dirt surface parking lot, and dog off-leash area.
Location: 1532 Noe Road, Larkspur, CO 80118
South of Larkspur four miles and north of Palmer Lake in the Greenland Open Space.
Take I-25 Exit 167, west .2 miles and south .5 miles to Greenland trailhead.
Also accessible on the south side from the New Santa Fe Trail trailhead in Palmer Lake.
Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources 303-660-7495