Two Shoes Trek Challenge Virtual 2020 / Palmer Lake Regional Park 5k Route

·         Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk

·         Park Website: https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/parks-and-recreation/palmer-lake-recreation-area/

·         Strava Segment:  https://www.strava.com/segments/25022220

·         Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721461262812766384

·         This course is fairly flat and fast. It begins and ends in the Palmer Lake Recreation Area. The Palmer Lake Recreational Area is a 36-acre regional recreation site nestled at the foot of picturesque Ben Lomand Mountain. The lake and a long stretch of the New Sante Fe Regional Trail provide many open vistas and beautiful surroundings. A walking path winds around the southern half of the willow-lined lake.

·         Directions to Palmer Lake Recreation Area

o   Take I25 North from Colorado Springs to South County Line Road / East Palmer Divide Avenue and take exit 163.

o   Turn left on South County Line Road and after approximately 2.8 miles turn left into the recreation area and parking lot before crossing the railroad tracks.

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·         Course

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o   Start will be at the yellow posts near the parking lot.

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o   The course begins by heading north around Palmer Lake in a counter clockwise direction.

o   Once the course intersects the New Santa Fe Regional Trail on the south side of the lake take a RIGHT and run south for 1.15 miles.

o   A KEEP OUT sign on the left side of the trail marks the turnaround location.

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o   The course continues north just past the yellow posts and where 3.1 miles has been clocked.

·         Congratulations! You have finished the Two Shoes Trek Challenge 5k in the Palmer Lake Recreation Area and New Santa Fe Regional Trail!  Be certain to record your time.