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
- $5 per person—Castle Tour (Click here to register for tour)
- $5 per person—Guided Hike (Click here to register for hike)
- Free—Walking or biking the trails in the Castle vicinity
- 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 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.)
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 www.bikecoloradosprings.org 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.