Cheyenne Mtn. State Park Loop

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Cheyenne Mtn. State Park Loop is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.1 miles
426 feet

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



no dogs

Great trail system for all ability levels of riders and hikers/runner. There are several trails in the system that can be combined for a very decent ride. fast flowing trails with gradual climbs. This system is great for beginners, those that are experienced will be able to push hard and make it what they want out of it. Be wary of wildlife, there have been several sightings of mountain lions in the area. The visitor center is the best place to check in to see the recent activity. Also you will either need a daily pass which is $7 or a yearly pass that is $70. there is one loop hole, as long as you park outside of the park and ride you bike or walk in, you do not have to pay. Best parking for this is right outside Fort Carson's Gate 1.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Very fun trails. I love how each trail connects to the next trail and is clearly marked. The system is so easy I was able to allow my 8 year old son navigate our adventure. The financial cost of the trip was unexpected. I neglected to notice the paid parking sign and was promptly slammed with a $27 parking fine for my 2 hour bike ride. Park officer McClark kindly explained that I was fortunate my fine was not $50 for my terrible crime of parking.

10 months ago

Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Trails: Raccoon ridge, a bit of boulder run, and a bit of blackmer loop. Trail doesn't feel 'out in nature' as some other parks like north Cheyenne Canyon (crosses paved roadways and gets near camp camp sites multiple times) but trails are not at all crowded and we did see wildlife while hiking, including mule deer about 20' from the trail. Not at a high of elevation and trails are easy to barely moderate. Lots of pine and scrub brush. Kids had fun. We had to call it quits for rain coming off the mountain. $7 feels like a waste unless you can hike most of the trails. I'm probably going to purchase the $70 annual pass. But it also covers ALL of Colorado's state parks. I'd recommend this park for hikers sick of seeing dog poop and too many people. Also great for little kids as it's fairly easy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nice hike.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

mountain biking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Only rode part of this system today, but if the rest of the trails are like the ones I rode, then it's gonna be great. Do watch for horse traffic. That sucks, but it is what it is.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Trails are marked and well maintained. Great place to take the kids for easy hikes. Not my favorite park though. Kind of hard to feel like you are really out of the city.

Monday, July 13, 2015

We took the Talons trail and a bit of Sundance. Very hot and mostly in the sun. Trails were easy to follow with good markers. Some pretty views looking east, but there are prettier areas

Friday, May 01, 2015

Pretty decent place for a day hike. Lots of trails for the casual hiker or anyone who's looking to go do the some "Relaxed" camping.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The trails here are VERY well marked. This is a great place to go hiking when you are wanting little elevation gain. We went on a day the weather had the potential of turning bad and got in a great several hour hike by taking shorter trails to get to longer trails. Not very difficult at all, but a nice hike for a mellower day.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lots of day hikes available at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Early morning hikes, or late afternoon hikes are the best if you need to beat the heat. Great opportunities to see wildlife and wild flowers. North and South Talon are a favorite.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Very good day trip trails, both for the beginner and experienced hiker.

mountain biking
Monday, July 01, 2013

My first mountain bike ride was on this trail. Great beginner ride.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The trail is in great shape, but will probably be much better in the fall or winter. It has trees around it, but it was VERY hot and there was not much breeze. It is good for seeing wildflowers and for little ones to walk.

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