A portion of the Colorado Front Range Trail, the lower trail joins into the Old Territorial Road, connecting the old Greenland Townsite to Palmer Lake, and may be accessed going north through Noe / Greenland Road to the corner where the trail re-enters open space. The 11-mile Greenland 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.
Devon’s Dog Park, a 17-acre dog off-leash park, is located on the east side of the Greenland Open Space trailhead. Douglas County expresses appreciation to Devon Theune for spearheading the creation of this dog off-leash area in 2008 as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Trail Length: Approximately 11 miles, including loop. Five miles from Greenland to Palmer Lake.
Trail Surface: Crusher fines and natural surface
Uses Multi-use: horses, mountain bikes, hiking; dogs must be on a leash except in the enclosed off-leash area.
Amenities: Group picnic shelter, restrooms, obstacle course, kiosk, benches, water spigot, and parking for 50-75 horse trailers; hitch rails, horse obstacle course, area and unpaved 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.
Contact: Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources 303-660-7495