Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Welcome to Cheyenne Mountain State Park, the 2,700-acre natural space that allows you to 'explore nature's diversity with prairie to peak ecosystems'.
While here your group will be able to hike the over 28 miles of trails, see the exhibits at the Trails End Visitor Center, wildlife watch throughout the park, and even shop for refreshments and souvenirs. Start your journey at the visitor center, where you will be able to see educational exhibits, park resources, and various shopping and dining options. Check to see if there are any environmental education programs happening during your stay, such as regular events like the Wildflower Walk, Family Mystery Hikes, Geocaching, Animal Education Talks, Yoga, or Ranger Programs.
Next hit the trails, with 21 different trailheads total, including favorites such as Limekiln, Little Bear, Dragon's Backbone, Medicine Wheel, and Dixon. You will see plenty of wildlife along the way, some residents of the park including mule deer, elk, wild turkeys, rattlesnakes, and over 100 species of bird. You will pass by scrub oaks, ponderosa pines, and various prairie grasses.
Of course, you will have excellent views of Cheyenne Mountain all throughout the park, the mountain a triple-peaked natural wonder. The mountain is used for recreation, residence, military, and communications and is located just southwest of downtown Colorado Springs, in El Paso County.