Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s programs for adults, families, and youngsters continue through June with hikes, nature programs, and other fun activities to connect kids and adults with nature and the outdoors.
Invitation for Family Fun
A Picnic Adventure for the family.
Sundays: June 17 and 24, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Youngsters 4 to 12-years- old and their parents are invited to join park ranger Cheryl for a scavenger hunt on Coyote Run Trail. Then, families can take a lunch break at any of the picnic sites. After lunch, we will reconvene at Camper Services in the campground for more fun activities. Limited to the first 15 adventurers. Call for reservations at 719-576-2016. Bring a picnic lunch, water and a hat. Meet at the visitor’s center.
Guided Wildflower Hikes
Two Saturdays: June 16 and 23, 9 a.m.
Take a leisurely hike with volunteer naturalists Lucy Bell and Pat Cooper and discover the many colors and varieties of wildflowers in the park. Call for reservations at 719-576-2016. Bring hiking gear, camera, water, and a hat. Check at the visitor center for meeting location.
Apprentice Ranger Program for Teens
This summer, Cheyenne Mountain State Park is looking for a few teen volunteers, 13-17 years of age, interested in learning about Colorado State Parks. Participants will assist with all aspects of park operations including: program presentation, ranger duties, trail and general park maintenance, visitor and camper services as well as learning about park flora and fauna. Contact Pat Grove at 719-304-1086 for additional information.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us
General Information for Cheyenne Mountain State Park
All vehicles entering the park must display an annual ($70) or daily ($7) Colorado State Parks Pass. Passes may be purchased at the visitor center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Daily passes may also be purchased at the self-serve station next to the entrance booth. Check or exact change required. To make program reservations and for additional information, please call 719-576-2016. The programs: