2021 APEX Trail Impacts & Alternatives

Trails Use Schedule and Trails Alternative Suggestions for 2021

Thursday, Sept. 23rd – Palmer Park

Stage 1

Course Details/Impacted Areas:

  • The paved roads in Palmer Park will be closed until 5pm (we will open up to traffic at that time)
  • Spectators are welcome to hike or ride into Palmer and cheer on the racers who start racing at 1pm
  • Leashed dogs are welcome as well, but NO off-leash dogs in the park

Trail Alternatives:

  • Ute Valley Park
  • Pulpit Rock
  • High Chaparral Open Space
  • Sondermann Park

Friday, Sept. 24th – Monument

Stage 2

Course Details/Impacted Areas:

  • Herman road headed up from Monument (8am – 10am)
  • FS 315, 314 and 312 (8:45am – 11am)
  • Lovell Gulch Trail 706 (9:30am – 11:30am)
  • Rampart Range Road (10am – 12pm)
  • Balanced Rock Road (10:15am – 1pm)
  • Limbaugh Canyon 715 down to Monument Preserve (10:30am – 2pm)

Trail Alternatives:

  • Fox Run Regional Park
  • Spruce Mountain Open Space (southern Douglas County)
  • Lincoln Mountain Open Space (southern Douglas County)
  • The New Santa Fe Trail

Saturday, Sept. 25th – Gold Camp

Stage 3

Course Details/Impacted Areas:

  • America the Beautiful Park (8am start on Santa Fe Trail under I25 and 8th bridge)
  • Bear Creek Park (from 8am to 9am only)
  • Gold Camp Road (from 8am to 10am)
  • Captain Jacks/Jones Park/Frosty Park/Mt Buckhorn, Kineo, Mays Peak, St Peters Dome
  • 7 Bridges, St. Mary’s Falls Trails (no racing on these trails, but connections might have race traffic)

Trail Alternatives:

  • Intemann Trail, Red Mountain
  • Iron Mountain
  • Ute Pass Trail
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Sunday, Sept. 26 – Cheyenne Canyon

Stage 4

Course Details/Impacted Areas:

  • America the Beautiful Park (8am start on Santa Fe Trail under I25 and 8th bridge)
  • Bear Creek Road (from8:20-9:20am)
  • High Drive
  • LowerCaptain Jacks Trail
  • Mt Buckhorn,Spring Creek Trail, Columbine Trail, Gold Camp Road

Trail Alternatives:

  • Stratton Open Space
  • Chamberlain Trail
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space
  • Section 16 – accessed from Red Rock Canyon Open Spac

Additional Trails and Parks to Consider:

Visit TOSC Get Out Spread Out to check out more information regarding available trails during the event. The TOSC team has been busy building this resource to help everyone find safe and less crowded spaces to get outside. The suggestions listed are generally less populated, however, with more people getting out and exploring outdoor spaces, generally quiet trails might be more crowded. Always remember that if a parking lot seems full, it might be a good idea to consider finding a different place to recreate or come back another time.

Thank you Hiking Bob and TOSC for helping us determine available trail alternatives during the event!