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Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Photo Credit: Miguel Vieira - OutThere Colorado.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Photo Credit: Miguel Vieira - OutThere Colorado.
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Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Things to do

ArcheryCampingGeocachingHikingHorseback RidingLeisurePicnickingRoad Biking

The second-most-famous mountain in the Colorado Springs skyline is Cheyenne Mountain, largely for the former NORAD complex buried deep beneath the mountain. This state park occupies the lower slopes and adjoining forests, offering a great network of 21 miles of trails just outside the city. With a campground, archery range and other activities, it makes a great close-to-home getaway for residents of Colorado Springs. There is no trail access to the top of the mountain, though such a trail has begun and will be completed in coming years.

MAPS

State Park Area

Trail Map

Campgrounds

Campground Map

Pro Tips

  • Don’t stray from the park onto the military property. You will be noticed.
  • For the longest hike and bike trips with the most solitude, take the Talon Trail to the North and South Talon loops.
  • There’s a world-class archery range in the park (located a few miles south off Colorado Highway 115) where you can hone your skills.

Recommended season(s): Year-round, though it gets very hot here June through August.

R. Scott Rappold

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