Hike Several Trails in Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Is a very large outdoorsy area just outside of Colorado Springs. It is located at the base of Cheyenne Mountain where you will be able to do hundreds of outdoors activities in the 2,700 acre park. Where you will be able to enjoy hiking in the prairies to the mountain tops. You will be able discover over 21 miles of hiking and biking trails. There are archery areas, picnic tables, camping, horse back riding, educational programs and so much more.
Cheyenne Mountain Information
- Distance: 21 miles of hiking
- Summit Elevation: 9,564 ft
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Dogs Allowed: NO
- Mountain Bikes Allowed: Yes
- Distance: Depending on the hike
This is a great hike for all ages you will be able to see a lot of wildlife and get to experience all of the outdoors that Colorado Springs has to offer with out getting to far out of the city. There are always several events going on here so if you are planning on staying for a while you will be able to see a few.
Beaware of Norad
If you are planning on hiking on Cheyenne Mountain it is allowed to hike to the top but avoid the east side of the Mountain because that property is owned by the US Air Force, Norad. You dont want to get caught trespassing there, however there are signs everywhere telling you not to enter so just pay attention and you should be fine.
Cheyenne Mountain Trail Head - The Limekiln Trailhead
At the Limekiln Trailhead there is parking for all types of vechiles which costs around $7 to park there. From there almost all of the trails break off and you can decide exactly where you would like to go.
Where is the Park
To get to the park you head south on I-25 and take exit 135 South Academy Blvd and take highway 115 south for one mile then take a right towards the mountains on State Park road then you will be able to find several parking lots to stay for the day.
Address: 410 JL Ranch Hghts Colorado Springs, CO 80926