Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a new addition to Colorado's state park system. It is located under the massive Cheyenne Mountain offering about 20 miles of trails of various difficulty. Campsites are also available for overnight stay.

List of trails:

2.64 miles moderate trail with increasing elevation gain, it begins as a prairie hike and traverses through the scrub oak to the montane.  Vegetation and views change along the way, so there's no chance to get bored, only inspired.

Talon North:
1.60 miles moderate trail of some elevation gain with an amazing overlook.  This makes a great "AHA" moment after a nice hike or ride.  

Talon South:
0.98-mile moderate trail with a gentle slope among lush vegetation and the trail bisects a large rock fin before looping south through interesting terrain. 

Zook Loop:
1.03 easy, mostly flat trail that connects with several trails.  It leads to "The Rock Garden," which is a great place to sit and enjoy the wonders of nature."  

A 3.29 easy, mostly flat trail with minor elevation gain.  Great for fitness training, the trail runs through a prairie dog town, so watch out; these cute critters are watching too.

(trails description taken from the official website)

Directions: Driving south on I-25 take exit 135 to S Academy. Turn left on on Highway 115. At next traffic light turn right and follow signs.There is an entrance fee of $7 per vehicle.

Interactive full screen map:
Google Map
Download the gpx file:
(Universal GPS file format)
Open in Google Earth:
(Trail track and photos)
Topo Map (Cheyenne Mountain):
(USGS 7.5' quads PDF)
Topo Map
View photos in Picasa:
(Online photo album)

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Photos taken on 9/21/2007

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