Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Colorado - (including photos, videos and reviews)
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a Colorado state park encompassing about 2,700 acres of land located south of Colorado Springs.
This park lies on the eastern flank of Cheyenne Mountain, and borders the plains of Colorado in a stunning transition from plains to peaks. The land is in remarkable natural condition, and both flora and fauna are abundant due to the property's relatively undisturbed nature. Wildlife in the park includes deer, black bears, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, prairie dogs, badgers, various hawks and eagles and wild turkeys. This park also contains a plethora of wildflowers that attract naturalists and photographers alike.
The park opened in October 2006 and is the only state park located in El Paso County. There are approximately 30 miles of trails throughout the park (ranging in difficulty levels of easy to difficult). Cheyenne Mountain State Park also has a visitor center where educational displays and interpretive programs are available for visitors. The park is open for many day use activities (hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, equestrian riding and archery), RV camping with full hookup, walk-in camping sites, and a camper services building. Dogs are only allowed in campgrounds, near parking areas and on a few trails near the camping areas.