Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,100 ft
↓ 3,500 ft
6,037
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Most of these trails were not designed with the mountain biker in mind, but a few of them make for a pretty good ride. There are great training climbs (Talon, Blackmer, Cougar's Shadow). Around the bottom, the trails are wide and well manicured so that families with strollers can negotiatie them, but the higher you go, the narrower and more technical they get. The one exception is the Medicine Wheel Trail, which is near the bottom, is a half mile technical rock fest. For a good overall ride, hit the Talon/South Talon/North Talon trails and come back down. then head up Medicine Wheel to Blackmer to Cougar's Shadow, back on to Blackmer and Medicine Wheel, Boulder Run also has a few technical challenges. Although not the best ride in the area, this is a welcome addition to C-Springs' already impressive MTB resume. there is a $6 fee/vehicle to enter the park.
added by John FischEpic May 30, 2008
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Gramcounter


April 16, 2016
 
Review: The trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park are super fun. They're, for the most part, smooth, fast/flowy, with good climb sections, and some fun descents. I raced an XC race there once and had a blast. Great option for riding if you live in Colorado Springs, and it's very close to Ft. Carson if you're stationed there.

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Bunny Hop

December 22, 2015
 
Review: This park has a great mix of trails, from highly technical to moderate singletrack and even some beginner level stuff. Cougar's Shadow, Coyote Run, and Medicine Wheel are the most technical, but riding all the way up Talon, Talon N., and Talon S. is a fantastic workout with great views and fun run back down. The park has a mix of surfaces, too: gravel, dirt, hard rock, sliprock, and so on. Trails are very well maintained and clearly marked, with maps positioned throughout. A side note: it costs $7 to park for the day. No dogs allowed, bears sometimes noted.

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Granny Gear

November 18, 2015
 
Review: Trails aren't too well maintained in the winter and spring but are pretty good the rest of the time.

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July 20, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I'm from the northern front range and this was a great place with lots of trees and cool weather. Great variety of trails from nice climbs to sevreral fun creek crossings. Nice change from the hot rocky trails up north. I will hit this place every time I come to Colorado Springs.

Similar Trail: Hewlett's Gulch (Poudre Canyon)

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Gramcounter


July 3, 2015
 
Review: Beautiful views, well kept trails that drain exceptionally well.

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Granny Gear

June 14, 2015
shawnCOS. Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system. Trails are mostly accessible year around. Some technical sections. Good place for training.

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Bunny Hop

June 8, 2015
DH001 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Rode a few of the lower trails and they are wide and very unnatural feeling. Lots of tight corners and poorly placed boulders to kill any flow you may find. Some serious drainage issues that need to be addressed. Lots of water running down the middle of trails. A few sections of technical rocky descent but not enough to make up for the minutes of climbing. Lots of slow speed technical climbing. Very well signed. Not my cup of tea...

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Granny Gear

September 10, 2014
uber.geek Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great place to ride, but don't go too quickly until you are familiar with the specific trail you are riding. There are a few places where you will be ripping along, and then all of a sudden there are a few ill-placed small boulders. Also a few unexpected gravel areas. Ride a loop once, then go back around for your kicks!

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Gramcounter

July 29, 2014
cha-cha Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is my happy place and today was no different than any of the other miles I've ridden here. Stellar! There is plenty for everyone in terms of ability but one thing is certain, if you don't leave with sweat pouring down your face, lungs so full of fresh air they could burst, and a smile on your face, then perhaps you should ride somewhere else ; )

Similar Trail: Falcon Trail

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Singletrack


May 10, 2014
justin70 Singletrack  
 
Review: Great place to ride! I love the wilderness feel of the area.
Thee are a great mix of trails, with a mix of difficulty, technicality, and climbing. Plenty of climbing!
Really enjoy riding here.

Similar Trail: Red Rocks in Colorado Springs

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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