Palisade Trail

Total Miles


2,803.80 ft


0.5 Hours

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Trail Overview

The Palisade Trail starts right off of Highway 149 north of the town of South Fork, Colorado. There is no staging area or anything, so you'll most likely need to be street-legal to access this trail from the highway. It starts with a rocky, loose climb with switchbacks. The trail starts in a drier terrain with more red rock. It goes up against a rock wall and then tops out in a flat plateau, before continuing on into the trees. The trail heads north for 2 miles and 800 feet elevation gain before connecting with the Alder Bench Trail. The trail is super fun with some solid rock sections and downed logs requiring big moves.


Overall this is a fun intermediate trail with switchbacks, loose rock, and downed logs.

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