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North Cheyenne Cañon Park free

3440 North Cheyenne Canyon Road | Colorado Springs, CO 80906 | Official website
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  • Type: Parks and Gardens, Recreation
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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If you're visiting Colorado Springs during the summer, consider spending a day at North Cheyenne Cañon Park, located about 7 miles southwest of town. This park comprises more than 1,600 acres at the bottom of a 1,000-foot-deep canyon; the park's differing altitudes can support a vast array of wildlife, including deer, mountain lions and black bears. In addition to miles of hiking trails, you'll also find part of the North Cheyenne Creek — a popular place to swim in the warmer months.

Recent visitors suggest you first visit the Starsmore Discovery Center, located at the park entrance. There you'll find interactive displays devoted to the park's wildlife as well as information on hiking trails to popular sites like Helen Hunt Falls and Seven Falls. "Be sure to spend time at the Discovery Center and talk with the staff there. They helped us chose the right trail," said one TripAdvisor user.

The park is open to exploration every day from sunrise to sunset, and the Starsmore Discovery Center welcomes intrepid explorers every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., although hours may vary depending on the season. Admission to both the park and the Discovery Center is free. For more information, check out the North Cheyenne Cañon Park's website.

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