North Cheyenne Cañon Park is a jewel of the Colorado Springs park system, a great network of trails, waterfalls and overlooks just a few miles from downtown. This is the lowest trail in the park, starting at the Starsmore Discovery Center at the park’s entrance. The trail runs parallel to the road, crossing it at the Mid-Columbine Trailhead. It then climbs above the canyon, offering great views as it continues ever upward, ending at the Upper Columbine Trailhead after four miles. You can either return the way you came, or walk down the road. Despite the name, columbines aren’t known to grow at this low elevation.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
–R. Scott Rappold