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Templeton Trail

Average Rating:    (4.31 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

This trail, while in a city park, is very, very technical. Many drop-offs, sandstone steps, death drops and fast sections. Stay on the high trail and avoid hitting hikers.
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Latitude
38.86871625834278
Longitude
-104.76219177246094
Trail Directions
Take Academy Blvd, from the north or south to Maizeland. At Maizeland, turn west and enter the park at the first right. Follow the paved road through the park, its very twisty, until you get to a dirt road that turns off to the right. Follow this road to a parking area called Yucca Flats. Look for the trail signs that say "Templeton Trail" with a black diamond. The trail is kind of hard to follow, as it has a lot of intersections, but always try to go to the upper route.
Trail Length
approx. 3 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Colorado Springs
   


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Review Date
October 4, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Doug ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
O'boy. Not a dull moment. No big drops, but can you say rooooock. Any bike works with skill. Platform pedals rule on this trail.

Recommended Route:
Rubber side down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rest of Palmer



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Review Date
June 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: richccc ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Palmer Park is great, not sur show many people can ride this trail. If you think your a technical rider give it a try, bet you walk a good 30% or more. Great work out and will definitely work your skills.



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Review Date
May 31, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Scabby Elbowz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome trail. The regulars here are amazing bike-handlers. Expect to be humbled. Expect to bleed. Expect to have way more fun than you have a right to expect from something that is literally right in the middle of the city.

Recommended Route:
Sunny side up or over easy. Try to avoid scrambling your eggs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anything in Cheyennne Canyon area, Limbaugh, Monument Work Camp, Other trails in Palmer Park



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Review Date
July 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fontman ,  Weekend Warrior , from Dallas

Summary:
First time riding in CO was serious fun.
I expected to be dissapointed after Moab but instead found Edna May - incredible downhill. Templeton is as fun a trail as I've ever ridden - the technical downs and climbs are nonstop. Highly recommend this trail to anyone looking for challenges.



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Review Date
December 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from colorado springs

Summary:
This is one heck of a trail. Very technical. Be careful and know your bike. I didn't and dislocated my wrist going over the handlebars. It has something for everyone. It's an awesome trail and i can't wait to get down there again.

Recommended Route:
Take Fontanero to paseo. That will take you in. After you go through the gate take the first left to Yucca Flats.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lovell Gultch is a great, fast trail. Mule creek is even better. About 23 miles.



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