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Manitou Springs Section 16 has been a favorite area for
hikers and bicyclists since the 1970's. It's not large - 640 acres with a moderately difficult six mile Palmer-Red Rocks Loop trail that gains 800' of elevation and loops through beautiful mountain scenery. There is a connection to the Paul Intemann Nature Trail, which leads to the BarrTrail up Pikes Peak at the west end of Manitou Springs. The Palmer Trail also has a connection to Red Rock Canyon Open Space and White Acres. The trailhead can be reached by exiting Highway 24 West at the 21st intersection. Head south and turn right on Lower Gold Camp Rd at the 4-way stop. The Section 16 trailhead is a short distance on the right. Parking is limited.
Click here to view Manitou Springs Section 16 calendar.
Group(s) Maintaining property
The Intemann Trail Committee maintains two miles of trail in Section 16.
The Colorado Mountain Club helps maintain Section 16
Organizing a "Friends Group" to help with maintenance
Link to Friends Group