Beautiful scenery, friendly people and fascinating history are
interwoven in the tapestry of the growing Tri-Lakes communities,
creating a rich environment characteristic only to this unique area.
Monument, Palmer Lake and Woodmoor are at the north edge of El Paso
County, situated at the high point between Denver and Colorado Springs
known as the Palmer Divide.
Adjacent to the Pike National Forest and just north of the United
States Air Force Academy, the Tri-Lakes area is bordered by the
Black Forest on the east, the Gleneagle community on the southeast
and County Line Road on the north. Only 40 miles from Denver, 20
miles north of downtown Colorado Springs and approximately five
miles north of the Air Force Academy, the Tri-Lakes area is perfectly
situated for residents who desire the diversity of mountain living
with easy access to Colorado's main cities via Interstate 25.
Monument, Palmer Lake and the unincorporated community of Woodmoor
came to be known as the Tri-Lakes area because of the three community
lakes: Lake Woodmoor, Monument Lake and Palmer Lake. Schools for
the Tri-Lakes communities are combined in the highly acclaimed Lewis-Palmer
School District, with the High School located near the Woodmoor
area. Elementary schools are centered in the individual communities.