mountain biking

trail running

no dogs

Summer is winding down into a fantastic fall! Renew your spirit and connect with the outdoors while the weather is still warm on a summer camping trip at the newest State Park campground. Enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, or biking on our 20 miles of trails waiting just for you. You don't have to go far to get away. Colorados newest state park is nestled in the landscape that inspired the song, America the Beautiful. Enter this park and marvel at the mountains above and the Colorado Springs skyline below. Meander and explore amidst natures diversity with prairie-to-peak eco-systems and 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. Stop by the visitor center for information, a little shopping, and educational exhibits or just to relax by the stone fireplace and the wall of windows. We have an amazing 1680 acres to explore. Years of thoughtful planning went into the park and visitors can now enjoy recreational opportunities year round. The park offers top-notch environmental education programs, trail exploration and picnicking. The campgrounds are open, as well as the Prairie Skipper Group Event Facility.

Lots of options here. Great for a quick hike or longer part of day. Great proximity for local hiking. Love the plaques with description of flora, learned a lot by stopping and reading.

Pretty but too close to highway to be really lovely.

3 months ago

Our first hike in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. We start in Talon (from parking lot) then took ZookLoop into Blackmer Loop. We took Medicine Wheel into Zook Loop to finish at 5 miles total.
A little lonely trail in Blackmer but it was good. A great park with multiple trails to choose. We will do Cheyenne Mountain State Park again.

Great trail system in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Well marked and many trails to choose. My wife and I went last Sunday for the first time and we decided on Blackmer Loop after talking to one of the park employees. We started in Talon, then Zook Loop until we find Blackmer Loop. We took Medicine Wheel back to Zook Loop and end up in the parking lot by Talon. 5 miles total with moderate, well maintain and marked trails. It was a little lonely in Blackmer Loop but we enjoyed it.
Most definitely we will be back!

3 months ago

Nice trails and not too busy even in the weekend when I was here. Very clearly marked and multiple map signs along the trails to keep from getting lost.

3 months ago

Great easy trail, well marked. Saw lots of deer on our walk late in the afternoon. Great for beginners.

3 months ago

Nice hike with great views. Shady spots. Can be muddy after rain and snow has melted. Great hike during the winter but need microspikes or yaktrax.

Nice hike.

Well maintained and scenic. I hiked the Talon and Talon North Trails, which were quite the workout. Would recommend.

5 months ago

Nice trail, southwest Colorado Springs, in Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

I hike here regularly as it's a short hop from my house. I go in the early morning, and rarely see more than one or two hikers/bikers.

The east part of Sundance is in open ground, then in and out of pine, fir, Gambel Oak.

Toward the top part of Talon, there are North and South loops you can take.

Deer are common, and black bear and mountain lions live here, too.

Nature shouldn't be rated based on your dog access.

My wife and I hike the trails in Cheyenne Mountain State Park frequently. Very good scenery with some views of Colorado Springs and surrounding countryside. Not challenging unless you walk the Talon trail and it can get steep at times but well maintained trails. See deer, rabbit, lizards almost every time. Beware of horse riders on the Talon Trail. Respectful but not always much room to get out of their way.

nice state park campground. Stayed their one night enroute further west.

I haven't gone yet, plan to go, and am just reviewing with five stars because some a-holes think that a lower review is deserved because of their dogs

Warm and exposed, some non poisonous snakes and lizards. Sparse brush and open gentle hills.

Nice for a short easy walk. Close to the interstate and easy to get to.

trail running
6 months ago

Really fun!