The Prairie Voice Loop Trail is a 1.8-mile native surface (dirt) trail system located at the east end of the Tallman Gulch Trail, between Legend High School and Cimarron Middle School, in the Idyllwilde area. This trail system is suitable for and used nearly year-round by pedestrians, runners and cyclists alike. During periods of snow on the ground, the loop provides nice opportunities for snow shoeing and even cross-country skiing as well. Regardless of the time of year you visit this area, the views of the Front Range, from Pikes Peak to Long’s Peak, are spectacular!
This Town Open Space-based trail loop is only accessible from the Tallman Gulch Trail, accessible via its end point at Cleveland Drive’s southern cul-de-sac (.1-.2 mile, depending on where you turn off of the paved trail) or via the Tallman Meadow Park parking lot (.8 mile away along the paved trail). As soon as you enter the high-prairie grassland where the Prairie Voice Loop traverses, you’ll feel like you’ve departed Parker and headed toward the eastern plains. Turning west, before dropping into some of the many draws along this trail, you’ll catch those great Front Range views which you’ll not soon forget. Cellphone signal might not always be available at some points along this loop, but natural scenes for your phone’s camera sure will be!