While in Colorado Springs, we’ve made our home in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. A fairly new park, having opened in 2006, it is truly a Colorado gem.The scenery is just incredibly enjoyable.
The sites are a decent size and set up very nicely. There are level, pink concrete pads to park your RV on with full hookups (20, 30 and 50 amp power). Each site has two water sources. One is situated for RV campers, the other for tent campers. The tent pad has a wood surround with tie down rings included. There is also a large campfire ring, with a grate to grill on and a lid to keep out pooh bear.
The facilities are very nice and kept quite clean. There is a camper services building which is central to the various camping area. It contains a small store, laundry facilities and bathhouses. Each camping area also has it’s own restroom building. Close to the front of the park is the visitor center, which features a sitting area just begging for snow and the fireplace to be lit. Additionally, there are a playgrounds and group picnic facilities.
And the rangers and staff are very nice and helpful.
The park itself is situated on the southern outskirts of Colorado Springs, with Fort Carson just to the east and Cheyenne Mountain (home of NORAD for several decades) just behind the park to the west. Everything you want to do around Colorado Springs is just minutes away. Yet it is quiet and peaceful here in the park. Quiet enough that one thing we’ve enjoyed is hearing revielle and taps wafting over to us from Fort Carson.
The park has over 20 miles of trails to hike and bike.
This picture didn’t turn out as nicely as I hoped, but it gives an idea of the scenery from one of the trails.
Kathryn even found a favorite rock next to our site to spend her time on.
While here, we also received a visit from The Man in the Maze and family.
Kathryn and Emma hit it off very well at Alumapalooza this year. Their reunion Thursday evening did, I’m afraid, disturb the peaceful environment here. Kathryn ended up spending the night with Emma (Thank you Rich and Eleanor), so we had a very quiet night to ourselves. The girls are looking forward to spending as much time together as possible next week at Alumafandango. Which is great, as they’re both great girls and are quite adept at just being good kids. It makes things easier for the adult parties involved.
While here in Colorado Springs we’ve driven by several RV parks, and just from what we’ve seen, we don’t know why people are there instead of here at Cheyenne Mountain. If you’re visiting this area, this is the place to stay.