Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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4.05 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

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↑ 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
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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September 9, 2014
 
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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July 29, 2014
 
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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May 10, 2014
 
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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January 24, 2014
 
Review: I LOVE this place. Its easy to get to and we typically don't see anyone on trail past the parking area. There are more than 20 mies of trail here and its very Choose Your Own Adventure. Its good for beginners/ intermediates. If you don't have a Colorado Parks Pass its $7 for the day. I like to ride up Coyote to Kestrel, back to Blackmer for a fun downhill, then over to North Talon for another climb and downhill. You really can't go wrong - its a fun place!

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July 7, 2013
 
Review: This trail system makes for a nice family ride. Most trails are machine cut and 6ft wide. There are some rocky technical sections thar were fun like the Medicine wheel. Hikers everywhere on weekends. $7 to get in.

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July 7, 2013
 
Review: Good trails, lots of fun, and beautiful area. Not a top tier spot, but definitely worth riding. Will ride again.

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February 19, 2013
 
Review: I have just started back in mountain biking after a 12 year hiatus and I have recently ridden Ute Valley as well as Red Rocks and I will say that for me this was one of the most fun rides I have been on in a ling time. Being 20 pounds overweight I have a hard time with some of the hills - while I did have to walk a few times, the walks were short and did not distract form the ride in any way. This will be my marker for performance this summer - I will ride this trail clean and quickly in no time!

I parked in the lower parking lot and rode; N. Zook > Medicine Wheel > S. Blackmer (up) > N. Blackmer (down) > S. Zook > back to Parking

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/275267212

I encountered lots of sweeping single-track, nice soft dirt, rock gardens, good climbs, sweet downhills, challenging technical sections and lots of trees. I did not see many hikers despite that it was 60 out. Being winter here in Colorado, I did run into a lot of packed snow on the North facing slopes - but very packed and easy to ride. Also, there was a lot of mud form the snow that was melting; I only had to bounce my bike once to get it off - most of the time it just came off on it's own.

Medicine Wheel - this is a very technical rocky section (basketballs to boulders in size) and I rode it up form North to South - an obvious mistake - this trail was designed to be ridden down form South to North. It parallels N. Zook - so if you are with less experienced riders, you can take this fun 1/2 mile detour while they follow Zook and meet you at the intersection.

I did get a rear flat about 3.75 miles in, don't know why yet, but since my son had my pump I had to walk the last mile out.

Details:
4.8 miles
1:13 minutes (including the walk)
892 total elevation gain
Max Elevation 6,636 ft

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August 21, 2012
 
Review: Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers a multitude of different mountain biking experiences. There are trails that offer a challenging experience regardless of your riding experience. There are multiple trails that can be linked together to offer rides that range from 2 miles to 20 miles. I have ridden over 300 miles in the park and continue to find different ways to change up my rides.

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July 25, 2012
 
Review: I only rode Sundace trail and then rode up Talon and then did Talon South. Sundance trail was pretty easy climb, then hitting Talon, its almost all climbing for about 1.5 miles. Talon is not to technical, just the climbing that makes it tough. If you want a good work out take Talon all the way up and then do the Talon South/North loops. The downhill coming back down Talon was pretty fun too. The facilities at the Park were very clean and well maintained. I would def go back and camp at this park.

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July 14, 2012
 
Review: Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers trails for every level of rider. There are countless miles of well maintained trails and beautiful views. They have everything from steep bouldered trails to light groomed family paths. I have recorded over 300 miles on the trails over in the park and continue to find new challenges each time i go out.

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park MTB Trail 4.05 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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