World-class outdoor recreation. It's why we live here!
Southern Colorado is home to world-class outdoor recreation. It's the reason many of us live here! More than two-thirds of Colorado Springs residents enjoy outdoor recreation at least once a week. Clearly, it is a way of life. Open spaces like Ute Valley Park, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Stratton Open Space, and Bear Creek Regional Park, all protected by Palmer Land Trust, provide unmatched recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike. Palmer's work to preserve public open spaces ensures a fun, healthy, and high quality life that we all value. Our efforts also support tourism, one of the region’s leading economic sectors.