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The Legacy Loop is the realization of General Palmer’s vision for a greenspace encircling the Downtown area. Points of interest span the first days of Colorado Springs to Olympic City USA. 

Starting Place

Legacy Plaza, 1800 Recreation Way


  • Trail: Pikes Peak Greenway to Legacy Plaza (take the trail on the west side of the creek)
  • car (parking): Plenty of free parking at the Plaza
  • Mountain Metro Transit: Route 14, stop at Chestnut/Fontanero, then ride east on Fontanero to Recreation Way, and then south to the Plaza. For further information, use the Trip Planner at
  • Bike Share: visit to find the nearest e-bike station.

Route Information

Maps and Links

  • Download PDF map and turn by turn directions
  • Visit RidewithGPS for a map, turn by turn directions, stop info, .gpx file and lots more!
  • Download .gpx for use in other ride apps

Like what you see? For more information about these points of interest, or to create your own historic exploration, visit the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and their Story of Us mobile map and COS@150 exhibit!

For more information about Sesquicentennial events, visit COS150.

For more information about biking around the city, visit Bike Colorado Springs and the city’s bike page

Go to Pedal Our Past homepage