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Lake Woodmoor

Lake Woodmoor

Lake Woodmoor is privately owned by Woodmoor Water & Sanitation. There is no public access to the lake.  The homes around the lake enjoy the beauty is has to offer with views of Pikes Peak as a background. Years ago the lake was open to the public and you could rent small paddle boats from the shore. The lake is very cold and really not suited for swimming.

Review: 30 years ago you could swim in the lake and enjoy summer activities there, but no longer.  We use to take our kids there and float around the lake. It’s still a beautiful lake and still enjoy driving by and looking at it. 2-Rocks only because there’s no public access to the lake.

– Lori P.

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Palmer Lake Reservoir Trailhead

Parking off of Old Carriage Rd.
With an elevation gain of 1,950 feet the upper reservoir is highly recommend.  You will pass the lower reservoir in 0.6 miles and come to the junction with Ice Cave Creek Trail or continue to the upper reservoir.  Families with small children are likely to stay on the Palmer Lake Upper Trail and simply hike up the 1.4 miles to the upper reservoir.  People, dogs and fishing are prohibited in the lower reservoir.  The entire hike covers 3.8 miles with additional trails branching off the main trail.  If you continue pass the upper reservoir you will reach Swank Trail that leads to Ice Cave Creek Trail and Cap Rock loop. Note: in winter months shoe spikes are required on trial.
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Glen Park Palmer Lake

110 Walnut Ave. Palmer Lake, Colorado
This historic park dates back to the 1890’s.  There’s a small playground, picnic table and two public tennis courts available. You can register for free to play with other tennis buddies.
Glen Park Tennis Court
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Santa Fe Trail

104 Oakdale Dr, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is 20 miles long and runs from County Line Rd. in Palmer Lake to Woodmen Rd. in Colorado Springs. It’s a scenic journey along the Front Range Mountains. The trail follows a portion of the abandoned Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad line. The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is part of the American Discovery Trail.
Sante Fe Trailer Parking Lot
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Palmer Lake Regional Recreation Area

99 County Line Rd, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
 
Ben Lomand Mountain serves as a gorgeous backdrop to the picturesque 36 acre park.  With the New Santa Fe Regional Trail running through the lakes recreation area it provide miles of hiking and biking trails.  Many festivities and events take place around the lake and offers a trail that circles the lake with benches, a gazebo with picnic tables, playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, restrooms and a 18-hole disc golf course.  Two docks make it easy to put your paddleboards or non-motorized craft in the water. The only Tri-Lakes half marathon and 10K takes place in May along with the Palmer Lake Glow Run, a Kids Fishing Derby in June, the Forth or July Fireworks celebration and the Winterfest in the colder months with ice skating.
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Monument Lake

Lake, Monument, Monument, CO 80132
Monument Lake is a favorite for town’s people and neighboring Colorado Springs.  This 40 acre reservoir in the town of Monument is surrounded by hills and mountains. You will find people enjoying paddle boarding, kayaking and fishermen alike all enjoying this piece of heaven.  You might even find a paddle board yoga class going on.  Access to lake is off of Mitchell Rd.
Monument Lake
Monument Lake
Kayaking on Monument Lake
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Monument Preserve, Pike National Forest Mount Herman Trailhead

Mount Herman lies within the Rampart Range of the Front Range in Monument, Colorado.  The length of this tail is 2.24 miles roundtrip and in parts can be very steep.  You will hike through meadows of Aspen trees, which I would recommend hiking the trail in the fall when trees are turning, it’s just outstanding.  Passing over boulders and rocky areas the terrain can get hairy but it’s worth it when you reach the top.  On a clear day you can see Denver to the north, Monument to the east and Colorado Springs to the south.  Bring plenty of water and parking is limited.
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Monument Rock Trailhead

Monument Rock is an historical landmark located off of Mount Herman Rd. and Nursery Rd.  Miles of tails weaving in and out of this rare finger of Pike National Forest.  The hike seems to be an easy one through wooded areas and a beautiful meadow leading to Monument Rock. Look closely at the rock and you will find bits of quartz and feldspar pressed together.  There’s also a great pond where your pooch can take a dip.

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Waterfront Park

Forest Lakes Dr, Monument, CO 80132
Yearly Fee or HOA Permit Holders Only
On the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in June and July Forest Lakes features Lakeside Summer Concerts.
Pinon Lake is a no recreational activities of any kind are allowed.
Bristlecone Lake allows recreational activities to all HOA Permit Holders.  Non HOA members can purchase a yearly permit to access the lake. No bodily contact (human or Pets) with water is permitted.
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Levelett Park

450 Beacon Lite Rd, Monument, CO 80132
Has to be the smallest park in Monument that offers horseshoe pits and a swing set.  Downtown location.
Monument’s very own Community Garden rests in Levelett Park.