Templeton Trail - TRAIL

Templeton Trail - Trail, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.

User Reviews (13)

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Doug   Cross Country Rider [Oct 04, 2012]

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.

Customer Service

Rubber side down.

Similar Products Used: Rest of Palmer
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5
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3
richccc   Weekend Warrior [Jun 01, 2012]

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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4
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4
Scabby Elbowz   Cross Country Rider [May 31, 2004]

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used: Anything in Cheyennne Canyon area, Limbaugh, Monument Work Camp, Other trails in Palmer Park
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5
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4
Fontman   Weekend Warrior [Jul 23, 2003]

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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5
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3
Roscoe   [Apr 21, 1999]

This trail is way technical. I have ridden it with other riders from other states and they have said it is some of the hardest riding they have ever attempted. This area is covered in sandstone, so there are plenty of big drops, steep decents and ascents, cliffs, and fast cruises. Not for novices at all! Wear a helmet and be careful, not cocky. Watch for hikers.

Customer Service

This trail can be done in a clockwise or vise versa fashion. Its better when done in a clockwise manner!

Similar Products Used: Barr Trail, Falcon Trail, Waldo Canyon, Captain Jacks, Section 16
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5
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Medium Dave   [Apr 29, 1999]

This is just one of many trails interspersed throughout Palmer Park. It is definately one of the more technical ones. Frequent hike-a-bike sections unless your fairly "trials" oriented. Other parts are surprisingly smooth and fast. The entire park is fun and good for an hour or two of riding, I ride it 2-3 times a week. Just watch out for horses and hikers, give 'em all the right of way. Everyone gets along at Palmer, and we should keep it that way.

Customer Service

There's access to Palmer Park all over the place. Take your pick.

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3
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kristian   [Jun 14, 1999]

This is my favorite trail in the world. The name Templeton is BS--most locals know it as the upper rim. It is mighty technical so wear your armor. It is generally ridden in a clockwise manner but I enjoy the counter clockwise direction more. You don't have to worry too much about meeting horses here but watch for trail runners (especially on weekends). If you can't ride something walk it--DON'T TRY TO RIDE AROUND OFF THE TRAIL TO MISS IT!!! (sorry but this is a big peave of mine). If you think you are "all that" try ridding down Edna Mae--it is the most technical downhill I have ridden.

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1
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Walt Wehner   [Jun 15, 1999]

Great technical practice trail. Pay no attention to those who talk about "death" drops and stuff - it isn't THAT technical. Your average newbie can't ride a lot of it, and there are sections to challenge anyone, but a serious trials rider would scoff at this stuff.

Customer Service

OK, I rode it once a week when I lived in the springs a year ago. Haven't ridden it since.

Similar Products Used: Palmer Park kicks butt. I rode there all the time when I lived in the Springs.
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4
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Alex   [Jul 06, 1999]

This is an excellent trail. It's very technical, and some sections will probably require you to jump off and hike. It's great fun, and doesn't get old, as you can come back and ride suff that you couldn't before. BTW I have always heard it called the Upper Rim trail also. Watch for hikers.

Customer Service

Various ways to access it.

Similar Products Used: All of the trails in Palmer Park.
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5
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Scott   [Aug 15, 1999]

Great lung buster! I feel like I'm really alive after I've ridden the RIM trail(The real name. One of my favorite places to stand and wheez is a level rocky outcropping with a view of the horse stables down below and the mountains in the distance. Great ride!

Customer Service

Clockwise or counter clockwise

Similar Products Used: They're all good
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5
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