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