Palmer Dog Park - Colorado Springs

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Park Rule: On & Off Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: Unknown
Fee: 0.0
Address
3650 Maizeland
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Description
Palmer Park is a designated national park. Surrounded by the city on all sides, this 700-acre land mass features the best hiking you can find in Colorado Springs. The park is open to the public and requires no admission. Though most of the park does require a leash, near the top of the park there is a trail designated for dogs that are leashless. 

This park contains trails that are okay for amateur hikers and range to the far more complex and challenging. The rock formations and trails all throughout the hiking paths can leave you quite breathless, whether due to exercise or astonishment.

As you near the entry for the park, around the base of the bluffs, there is a horse stable that has been there nearly since the land was designated a national park. These horses and riders will be seen riding through a lot of the park, though due to the complex terrain, are never at a fast pace. They do not go up to the leashless section of the park, but to ensure the horse's safety it is important to keep your dog leashed in the other sections of the park.

You will also find these bluffs to be a hotspot for avid mountain bikers. It contains a wide variety of trails, up to the near unrideable in difficulty. These trails are also acceptable to take your dogs for a walk on, just be wary of the riders as they do have the right of way.

All in all, this is a fantastic park. Be sure that if you go up to the leashless section of the park that your dog does not have issues with other dogs or a tendency to lash out in aggression or run away. 

This is not a fenced park and over the 700 acres, it would be quite an impossible task to try and locate them. In the city of Colorado Springs it is also a misdemeanor offense to let your dogs run free, so if they take off you could be in for a fine of up to $200.

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Address
3650 Maizeland
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM