Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Date: 10/08/2015
Who: myself
Length: 7.5 miles
Time: about 4 hours
Weather: about 70 degrees, sunny

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a relatively new park, opened to the public only since 2006. This was my first visit. The trails seem popular with mountain bikers. No dogs are allowed. It was interesting to view Cheyenne Mountain from a different perspective.

Cheyenne Mountain from N. Talon trail

Cheyenne Mountain from N. Talon trail

Fort Carson dominates the views to the East. Sounds from the Fort Carson public address system and Highway 115 traffic echo off the mountain and are audible in the park.

View East from Cheyenne Mtn. State Park

View East from Cheyenne Mtn. State Park

I encountered 2 rattlesnakes and some wild turkeys. And, here’s my first attempt at an animated gif:

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys

My route included Talon, S. Talon, N. Talon, and Sundance trails, following the BLUE line:

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This article in the Gazette states that a new Dixon Trail is being built largely by volunteers from the top of N. Talon trail in Cheyenne Mountain State Park to the summit of Cheyenne Mountain. The latest estimate for summit trail completion is 2019.

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