Palmer Park, Colorado Springs, Colo.
This park just outside of Colorado Springs offers more than 703 acres and 25 miles of trails. These trails run a range of difficulty levels and are often shared by mountain hikers and equestrians. Some of the trails contain steep inclines, as well as the picturesque western beauty of scrub oak, yucca cactus and sandstone bluffs. The land was bequeathed to the city at the turn of the 20th century by Gen. William J. Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs.