Situated just south of Colorado Springs and considered one of the "crown jewels" in Colorado's extensive state park system, Cheyenne Mountain State Park represents the protection of one of the last significant open spaces along the southern section of the Colorado Front Range. The 1680 acres of the park lie beneath the eastern flank of Cheyenne Mountain, and border the plains of Colorado in a stunning transition from plains to peaks. The land is in remarkable natural condition and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities abound due to the property's relatively undisturbed and unfragmented nature. Cheyenne Mountain offers superior facilities and recreational opportunities. Foremost among the park's offerings is the trail system consisting of 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. These pathways allow visitors ample opportunities to explore the park's natural beauty and discover the park's many wild inhabitants. Due to the park's diverse wildlife and fragile eco-systems, dogs are not permitted on the trails. Leashed pets are welcomed in the park's developed areas, which include the campgrounds and picnic areas. Along with great trails, the park offers superior facilities, boasting a Visitor Center with gift shop and interpretive displays, individual and group picnicking facilities, wildlife viewing, and 61 spectacular campsites. Every site includes a paved parking area, grill ring/fire pit, 10'x10' tent pad, picnic table, and amazing views of Colorado Springs below with the majestic Cheyenne Mountain above. The majority of the campsites (51 total) are full service and include water, electrical, and sewer hook-ups for RV campers. Tent campers are always welcome in these "RV" sites, but there are also 10 unique walk-in sites. These sites, nestled among scrub oak, are for tents only. Campers must take a short walk into the secluded sites from the parking lot, but they are well worth the effort! A camper-services building is available to park visitors. Beyond camping permits and park information, campers will find flush toilet facilities, coin-operated showers, a coin-operated laundry room, an activity room, and a camp store that offers everything from books and souvenirs, to snacks and camper necessities. Playgrounds, additional restroom facilities, a beautiful amphitheater and easy trail access are also available from the campgrounds. Group camping facilities are available for groups ranging from 2 units to 13 (depending on the groupings). These sites boast unique commons areas that allow campers to meet, picnic surrounded by scrub oak and enjoy each other's company. Reservations for the group camping must be made through the park office at 719-576-2016. The group sites are 49 to 61. Reservations are strongly recommended during the Spring and Summer months. Sites 1 through 48 are individual sites and must be reserved online through Reserve America or by calling 1-800-678-2267. A park trail map and campground maps may be found at the Cheyenne Mountain State Park web-page at www.parks.state.co.us
Posted by: TrailAPI
on December 3, 2012
Amphitheater, Bath House, Bird Watching, Campground Host, Camping, Improved Site, Camping, Primitive, Fire Rings, Firewood Sales, First Aid Station, Group Campground, Group Camping, Group Picnicking, Hiking, Hiking Moderate, Hiking Trail, Ice Sales, Information Center, Jogging/Running, Junior Ranger Program, Laundry, Meeting Space, Naturalist, Nature Center, Nature Study, Photography, Picnic Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Picnicing, Playground, Ranger Station, Sightseeing, Stargazing, Store (Retail), Trails, Mountain Bike, Walking, Water Drinking, Wildflower Viewing, Wildlife Viewing, Admin Service, Copying, Admin Service, Faxing, Art & Museum, Baseball/Softball Fld, Car Rentals, Cash Machine/Atm, Catering, Churches, Cultural Activities, Dining, Emergency Services, Fuel, Vehicles, Golf, Golfing, Hospital, Kennel, Maintenance, Mall, Medical Clinic, Military Installation/Services, Motel, Museum, Musical Performances, Newspapers, Pay Phones Available, Propane, Putt-Putt, Recreation Programs, Recycling Station, Restaurant, Soccer/Rugby Field, Swimming - Pool, Tennis, Tennis Court, Town, Airport, Antiquing, Auto Touring/Scenic Rtes, Cave Exploring/Spelunking, Geological Formations, Hiking Difficult, Seasonal Festivals, Shopping
Electrical hookups, Pets OK, Sewer hookups, Water hookups
From $16/night to $26/night peak season.
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Reviews of Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Reviewed by Scott Ganschow on March 3, 2018
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Lots of cool campsites for both RV's/vans, and tents. Picnic areas and clean bathrooms. Lots of trails (very popular with local hikers, and you get a free accomplishment patch after you complete the task of hiking every trail!) and even an archery center. Great scenery and great views of Colorado Springs. Showers available during the busy season, and the Park Ranger won't hesitate to give your battery a jump if needed. This is a fun place.
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