North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs
North Cheyenne Canon Park, located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs, is a heavenly retreat, where you can inundate yourself in nature.
This park is cut 1,000 feet deep into the surrounding billion year old granite rock. North Cheyenne Canon Park consists of 1,600 acres and is habitat for black bear, mountain lion, mule deer, and a wide variety of birds. The North Cheyenne Creek runs along the bottom of this canyon. This park has an extensive trail system where some of the trails lead into the neighboring Pike National Forest. These trails are very popular with hikers, bikers and runners. There are also multiple picnic areas in the park and two visitors centers: Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center and the Helen Hunt Falls visitor center (open seasonally).
The parking lots in this park fill up very fast during the summer months so if you want to beat the crowds get there early in the morning or enjoy a evening outing in the park.
Dogs are allowed in this park but must be on a leash.
Get a detailed and up-to-date trail map of this park HERE.