The Historic Preservation Alliance, The Old North End Neighborhood, & Bike Colorado Springs
invite you to attend an exciting summer event, June 23, 2018!

Event: “A Glimpse of History: Glen Eyrie, Home of William Jackson Palmer, Enlightened Developer and Philanthropist

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Where: Glen Eyrie



  • 8 a.m.—Cyclists only: Depart America the Beautiful Park for Glen Eyrie
  • 9 a.m.—Gatehouse—Motorists & cyclists check in for directions to the Carriage House.9:15 a.m.—Welcome to cyclists and motorists at the Carriage House
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Tour of the Castle.10:30 to 10:45 a.m.—Bathroom/water break. Water is provided.
  • 10:45 a.m.—Hikers gather at the Carriage House—“Geology & Ecosystems:” A guided 2 hour hike on the Palmer Trail is rated as easy to moderate with some loose rock. (Ages 12 & up.)
  • 12:45 p.m.—Approximate time hike ends.
  • 1 p.m. (Bicycles will depart Glen Eyrie for America the Beautiful Park on second portion of the “New Loop.”)

Options for those not taking the hike: 10:45 a.m.—Take casual a walk or cycle in the castle vicinity—maps provided.

Participants may leave any time after the tour.

Registration is limited: (Total of 25 cyclists and 40 car participants)

Registration and prepayment are required by June 1, 2018.

Register online and pay using PayPal  or

Register and pay with a check made out to HPA & mailed to Pat Doyle, 1815 Wood Ave. CO Springs 80907
(Note: If you want to register for both the Castle tour and the Guided Tour, please indicate both events on your check. Cost for both events is $10 per person.)

General description:

An event for the family (12 and older). Families are invited to cycle or drive to Glen Eyrie to enjoy a variety of opportunities described above. Please go to to access specific information cyclists will need to know before coming to this event. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat, a hiking stick and enough water for the hike.

Questions: Non-cyclists contact Pat Doyle at
Questions: Cyclists contact Allen Beauchamp at