Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Colorado

(719) 576-2016

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Things To Do

Overview

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is located in Colorado Springs, west of Highway 115 at the base of Cheyenne Mountain, covering about 1680 land acres. Colorado State Parks acquired the land in June of 2000. The Grand Opening of the park took place on October 19, 2006, allowing visitors to enjoy the park's trails during the weekend. The Visitor Center and the Trailhead Comfort Station are scheduled to be completed early in 2007, at which time the park will be open seven days a week. Much progress was also made on other amenities in the second phase of development during 2006. These amenities included the camper services building, Maintenance Shop, and 6 additional comfort stations. Completion of the remaining site work at these locations is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2007. Paving of all interior roads and parking lots is expected to be complete by October, 2008. The campground remains on schedule to open for business in the spring of 2008. An additional two miles of trail were added to the park's system during spring 2007, bringing the total mileage to approximately 20 miles of multiple-use trail. The trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park are popular with both hikers and mountain bikers alike.

Map of Cheyenne Mountain (CO)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.786711, -104.808893

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Visitors can wander through short-grass prairies, scrub oak woodlands and ponderosa pine/Douglas fir forests. There are 16 trails to explore over 20 miles of hiking, biking and wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • Camping

    All campsites are open and reservable through October 15, 2010. On October 16, Swift Puma (including tent sites) will be available on a first come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Raptor Glen, Gobbler Grove and The Meadows will all close for the winter season. The maximum stay is 14 days. These will be the only sites available through the winter and into next spring. Swift Puma has a men's and women's restroom but the camper services building, including the showers and laundry will be closed as of October 15, 2010 and remain closed for the winter.

  • Hiking

    Visitors can wander through short-grass prairies, scrub oak woodlands and ponderosa pine/Douglas fir forests. There are 16 trails to explore over 20 miles of hiking, biking and wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • Historic Sites

    Regular evening programs and naturalist-guided hikes during warm months and periodically in the fall and winter are a great outdoor educational experience for individuals or groups. Individuals can partake in guided hikes and evening programs. Groups can schedule special "outdoor" education experience.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Opportunities are available in the area

  • Picnicking

    There are 41 day-use picnic sites complete with table and grill. Peak-to-valley views compliment each site. Picnic sites are available first come first served.

    The Prairie Skipper outdoor event facility will accommodate 200 people and has parking for 85 vehicles, includes a pavilion with electric service, picnic tables, restrooms, activity area, and parking area. Reservations are necessary and a fee is required for use. Reservations are accepted through the Cheyenne Mountain State Park office.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open 24 hours for camping and open year-round.

Directions

Driving

Take I-25 to South Academy, head west on South Academy past Pikes Peak Community College, continue west to Highway 115, turn left (south) on 115 to the first stop light south of Academy (also the light for Fort Carson Gate 1), the park entrance is to the west. Go west and follow the road into the park. Look for state highways signs directing you to Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(719) 576-2016

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