Seven miles of new trail open in North Cheyenne Cañon Park

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Who’s ready to explore? There’s nearly seven miles of new trail now open in North Cheyenne Cañon Park!

The project provides access to the 200-acre parcel that was acquired during a past land exchange with The Broadmoor, and the views are stunning. The new trails are bidirectional and open to non-motorized, multi-recreational users (with the exception of the two short hiking-only trails noted below). 
  • Daniels Pass Trail: 2.00 miles
  • Sweetwater Canyon Trail: 3.07 miles
  • Middle Sweetwater Trail: 0.42 miles
  • Bruin Trail: 0.62 miles
  • Mt. Muscoco Trail (Hiking Only): 0.33 miles
  • Greenwood Path (Hiking Only): 0.18 miles

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What you need to go before you go

As you get out there to explore, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Please remember that North Cheyenne Road is currently closed due to the removal and replacement of three bridges. Until that road reopens, in order to access the new trails, you either have to hike or bike into the park along the Columbine Trail which starts at the Starsmore Discovery Center, or you need to use Gold Camp Road to access the Upper Parking Lot, located above Helen Hunt Falls where Gold Camp and North Cheyenne Canyon roads intersect.

The new trails will take some time to wear-in, and with the unseasonably warm and dry weather, some sections are loose. Please go easy as you get to know the new routes, and use caution.

A few finishing touches are also being made this month, including the addition of onsite trail maps.

Funding

This work was funded by a state trails grant, the TOPS sales tax program, and generous contributions from the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance.

 

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