Cheyenne Mountain

Fact Sheet

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C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E Cheyenne Mountain State Park FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are At Cheyenne Mountain, El Paso county’s only state park, visitors are welcomed at the beautiful Visitor Center, which offers educational displays, a group meeting facility and a gift shop.Visitors can take advantage of the hiking, biking and equestrian trails that meander through the picturesque landscape, offering a “plains to peaks” outdoor experience. Wildlife viewing is a popular activity at the park, which hosts a variety of wild inhabitants, including mule deer, wild turkey, black bear, bobcat, red fox and birds of prey. Enjoy the Archery Range or simply relax with a barbeque at one of the many picnic sites. Campers may enjoy a unique walk-in tent site or the comforts of their RV at a full-hookup site in the park. Visitors to Cheyenne Mountain State Park spend about $14 million annually in local communities.1 An extensive system of hiking and biking trails, with several open to equestrian use • Static archery ranges and a field/3-D archery range open to the public • Campground offering 51 full-hookup and 10 walk-in tent sites • Visitor Center and Camper Services building with meeting rooms, gift shops and displays for all ages • Prairie Skipper Event Pavilion and Prairie Falcon Amphitheater available to the public • Universally-accessible picnic sites with stunning peak-to-prairie views THOMAS KIMMEL/CPW Top attractions • Our partners • Great Outdoors Colorado • Experience Colorado Springs • El Paso County • City of Colorado Springs • Mountain Post Historical Society • Trails and Open Space Coalition • Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park • Medicine Wheel Mountain Bike Club • El Pomar Foundation Challenges we face • Working with state parks stewardship staff to continue implementation of forest management and fuel mitigation plans to improve forest health, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities. • Cooperating with local military commands in the Colorado Springs area to market outdoor recreation, volunteer and education opportunities to military members and their families. • Developing a trail system to the top of Cheyenne Mountain. The Dixon Trail will eventually connect the lower trail system to an upper trail system to provide the public with another unique experience. Volunteer activities • Cheyenne Mountain's enthusiastic volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of the park. Volunteers serve as park naturalists, camp hosts and visitor center attendants. Volunteers also conduct trail maintenance, fuel mitigation and non-native plant management, as well as monitor the park's raptor population. The Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a group of dedicated individuals committed to helping the park achieve its established goals. 1Source: Based on comparable parks in the Corona Research, Colorado State Parks Marketing Assessment, “Visitor Spending Analysis 2008-2009” (adjusted for inflation). COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 410 JL Ranch Heights, Colorado Springs, CO, 80926 (719) 576-2016 • Email: Park Manager: Mitchell Martin As of June 30, 2017 Manager’s Message Connecting to our local community and improving recreational opportunities for all visitors is a priority. We achieve this by offering educational opportunities at the park, including No Child Left Inside and Kids to Parks events, national events and outreach events. Our state-of-the-art static and field/3-D archery ranges are open to the public, available for tournaments and used by park staff and volunteers for very popular archery classes. The park continues work on the Dixon Trail connecting to the Top of the Mountain trail system that will add nearly 7 miles of trails to the existing 23 miles. Geography Region: Southeast County: El Paso Year Acquired: 2000 Elevation: 6,050 ft Miles From Denver: 70 Acreage Total Acres: 2,774 Governmental US Cong Dist: 5th CO Senate: 12th CO House: 20th and 21st Employees Permanent: 5 Temporary: 12 Volunteers: 183 Volunteer Hours: 11,344 Trails Biking: 23 miles Hiking: 23 miles Horseback: 9.5 miles Total: 23 miles Annual Visitation 193,406 Roads Paved: 3.5 miles Facilities Archery Range Group Picnic Area Laundry 41 Picnic Sites Showers (coin-operated) Visitor Center Recreation Hiking Mountain Biking Snowshoeing Geocaching Ranger/Nature Programs Wildlife/Bird Viewing Walden Fort Collins Craig Hayden Steamboat Springs Sterling Estes Loveland Park Greeley Oak Creek Fort Brush Morgan Meeker Kremmling Wray Brighton Camping Campsites (basic, year-round): 10 Campsites (full-hookup, year-round): 51 Denver Golden Avon Vail Rifle Frisco Glenwood Springs Breckenridge Collbran Fruita Aspen Leadville Castle Rock Limon Burlington Fairplay Grand Junction Delta Paonia Hotchkiss Buena Vista Crawford Colorado Springs Kit Carson Cripple Creek Olathe Gunnison Montrose Cheyenne Mountain Salida Canon City Pueblo Ridgway Ouray Lamar La Junta Dove Creek Walsenburg Monte Vista Dolores Cortez Durango La Veta Springfield Pagosa Springs Trinidad THOMAS KIMMEL/CPW Mancos Alamosa COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 TONY GURZICK/CPW Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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