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Cheyenne Mountain State park can be reached by taking I-25 to exit 135 (South Academy) and heading west. When you reach Hwy 115, turn left and go to the first stoplight. Turn right and follow the road to the park entrance.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is another of the great parks found in Colorado Springs however, this one is a state park. This
park is one of the newest parks in the area and can be found in the vicinity of Cheyenne Mountain. It first opened to the public i
in October of 2006 although some of the camping facilities are not yet open but expected to be very soon. Since this is a state park,
a park entrance fee is required of all vehicles entering the park. The facilities at the parking lot are excellent
with clean restrooms and picnic areas and the trail well designed. Hopefully these can be kept in top condition as time goes on.
The park has about 20 miles of trail spread over the area in a series of trails of different difficulty and distances. There appears to be a trail for every category of user. For the purposes of this webpage, I have not mapped specific trails but groups of trails to highlight different distances and sections of the park. The signs in the park and on the trails is great. At every trail intersection, there is a major sign showing the entire trail system and showing your position at that point so you can verify with your GPS unit or trace to a map. I makes it very easy to follow the trails particularly since there are about 16 trails that wander around and cross each other. There are also small circular signs that give GPS data and indicate what trail you are one. There are no mileage markers, I think because there are so many variations of the trails that it would be hard to decide what route someone was following. I have included for this location, a link to the pdf trail map provided by the park because it has an excellent overview of the trail system and facilities. No sense in reinventing the wheel. Hopefully, my trail maps will supplement their map with a sense of dimension, that is how the trails fit with the terrain of the park.