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The Broadmoor will trade to the City of Colorado Springs approximately 208 acres of property located along the southwest boundary of Cheyenne Cañon Park.  What will be achieved?

  • Secure public ownership for the Daniels Pass Trail and the western end of Muscoco Trail to Gold Camp Road. The western end of the historic Daniels Pass Trail and western end of the Muscoco Trail currently traverses private property. The City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon have recently invested significant time and resources in improving the eastern segment of the Muscoco Trail. Acquisition of this property will secure public ownership to these important trails and provide a key trail link to Gold Camp Road.

  • Secure public ownership to the Mount Muscoco Overlook. The popular overlook, located just south of the summit of Mount Muscoco, currently is located on private property. Acquisition of this property will secure public access to this popular and historic hiking destination.

  • Secure public access to Green Settlement and Greenwood Park. The Broadmoor will allow public access to these two historic homestead sites which are located south of Daniels Pass.

  • Preserve property as public open space and extension of North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Acquisition of the property would expand public open space along the Gold Camp Road corridor, enhances connections between existing City-owned parkland and the Pike National Forest, and provides opportunities for future public recreation opportunities in this area.

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North Cheyenne Cañon West FAQs

Q: Who will be responsible for maintaining the 208 acre property?

A: City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.

Q: Will this property be considered part of North Cheyenne Cañon Park?

A: Yes

Q: How will this land exchange affect Gold Camp Road?

A: Gold Camp Road will remain the responsibility of the U.S. Forest Service. The proposed land exchange will not change the current access or existing uses on Gold Camp Road.

Q: Why does the City of Colorado Springs want this property?

A: The parcel of land includes several recreational amenities, destinations and trail corridor connections. They include the southern portion of the summit of Mt Muscoco, including the highly popular and scenic overlook, the western segment of the Mt Muscoco Trail, the summit of Daniels Pass and southern segment of the Daniels Pass Trail, the trail connection from Mt Muscoco to Gold Camp Road (the section closed to vehicles). The acquisition of this parcel will provide of opportunities to improve and reroute the existing trails. Additional there has been community requests for additional trails on this property

Q: Why does the City of Colorado Springs want this property?

A: The parcel of land includes several recreational amenities, destinations and trail corridor connections. They include the southern portion of the summit of Mt Muscoco, including the highly popular and scenic overlook, the summit of Daniels Pass, as well as a trail connection from Mt Muscoco to Gold Camp Road (the section closed to vehicles).

Q: Does the City of Colorado Springs have an easement of the Daniels Pass Trail connection to Gold Camp Road?

A: Yes, an easement was acquired during the Land Exchange with Seven Falls in 2000.