Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Location: El Paso County, southwest of Colorado Springs
Twenty miles of trails await visitors to the 1,680-acre Cheyenne Mountain State Park, for hiking, bicycling or wildlife viewing.
The mountainside park overlooking Colorado Springs has the same vista that inspired “America the Beautiful.” A visitor center has information, shopping, exhibits, and a stone fireplace with a wall of windows overlooking the view.
Facilities for camping and group events are available, as well as environmental education programs where visitors can learn about bears, prairie dogs and lesser-known animals such as martens and wolverines.
The Prairie Skipper outdoor pavilion holds up to 200 people. Prairie Falcon event center accommodates up to 200 people in a rock-step Amphitheatre suitable for an outdoor wedding.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park office
410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Park hours: 24 hours for camping. Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.