Cheyenne Mountain State Park

4.03 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,300 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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (32)


December 13, 2017
mongwolf Epic  
Review: Finally rode CMSP a couple of times this week. IMO, most of the reviews sum up the trails quite well. There is a lot of variety here - "something for everyone" as they say. In terms of downhills, the longest, fastest DH is from the top of Talon North. It's about 4-4.5 miles down Talon North, down Talon South, down Talon and back to the parking lot (via Talon or Sundance to Zook). The most technical downhill is from the top of Cougar's Shadow. Head down Cougar either way and then down Blackmer. From Blackmer you have various options back to the car. Medicine Wheel is the gnarliest. There are still a few more trails I want to ride, but all in all, I had a lot of fun riding here. The park is a nice resource for the region. Also if you are bent on not paying the entry fee (currently $7 per car), you can ride your bike into the park (no car) for free.


October 4, 2016
cha-cha Gramcounter  
Review: Why 5 stars? Because sometimes you just need to go to your happy place and ride without wondering if that rock garden is going to kill me today. The scrub oak is ablaze with color as are the grasses. Talk about leaf peeping, this is the place to do it but just not aspen leaves. It hasn't peaked yet so there is plenty of time to get out here and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Rode clockwise around Sundance, up Zook around Little Bear and up Talon then commenced the lovely downhill.

September 15, 2016
Review: Close to town. See turkeys, bear or puma depending on luck. Explore the partially built extension up Cheyenne Mountain for some semi off piste adventure otherwise expect non technical well groomed trails with beautiful scenery and some stimulating climbs.

Similar Trail: Golden gate State Park

Granny Gear

July 2, 2016
Review: Being kind of new to Mountain Biking after a 7 year break, these trails were perfect. Good gradual climb along Talon and almost made it to the top before the clouds opened up making the sprint back to the truck a muddy mess. Even with the rain falling on the trail, traction remained good and there were now problem areas.


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.

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.

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.

July 20, 2015
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)


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

Bunny Hop

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

Cheyenne Mountain State Park MTB Trail 4.03 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.
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Feature Article
Riding the Springs, Part 2: The Other Major Parks: Ute Valley and Cheyenne Mountain