Palmer Lake is a small suburb located about 20 miles north of Colorado Springs, just off I-25. The town was founded in 1871 and was originally a stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. Today it is a part of what is known as the "Tri Lakes" region of Colorado.
Palmer Lake's most distinguishable feature may be its star. The Star of Palmer Lake. was built in 1935 on Sundance Mountain. The project, spearheaded by B.E. Jack, was designed to inspire hope and faith. It is also called the Star of Bethlehem, and it stays lit from December 1 to January 1, as well as throughout Memorial Day Weekend. Another popular attraction in Palmer Lake is the Santa Fe Regional Trail. The trail begins in Palmer Lake, extends 14 miles and ends on the south end of the Air Force Academy.
Palmer Lake embraces, celebrates and protects its small-town heritage with countless activities and events. The Lucretia Vaile Museum details the town's history, and numerous festivals showcase its culture. The annual Potluck Dinner each January, the Father's Day Ice Cream Social, WinterFest, the Chili Supper and Star Lighting and the Columbine Festival are some of them.
If you're looking for houses for rent in Palmer Lake, you may want to start your search on Red Rock Ranch Drive, one of the main roads in town. Another great place for Palmer Lake rental homes is in the Glen Park area. You may also want to check out homes for rent in Palmer Lake off of El Paso Road or Forest View Way.