Cheyenne Mountain State Park is the newest state park in Colorado and offers off-road tandem teams 20 miles of wonderful singletrack trails. Located south of Colorado Springs across from gate two into Fort Carson the state park has ample parking, restrooms, and a beautiful visitor center. A state park pass or day use pass is necessary to enter and can be purchased at the self help kiosks or ranger booths.
All trails within the park are singletrack. Technical difficulty ranges from beginner to advanced (The higher up the mountain slope the more difficult the trails). The following trails are unsuitable to mountain bike tandems: Boulder Run, Cougar’s Shadow, Medicine Wheel, and western sections of Blackmer Loop. All trail intersections are plotted with large trail maps to find your way.
The route for this ride report starts at the Day Use trailhead 500 yds past the entry gate. Beginning at teh parking lot head east on Sundance along highway 115. After 1.5 miles the trail intersects Talon, turn left onto Talon and begin the 3 mile climb to the highest point in the park. Add extra mileage by taking North Talon loop right and then straight onto South Talon loop ending up .3 miles down the main Talon trail.
Descend back to the intersection with Sundance and turn left on Sundance. Follow Sundance to Zook Loop and turn left again. Follow Zook Loop around to Coyote Run. Follow posted trail signs to add Soaring Kestral, Raccoon Ridge, and Acorn Alley into your ride. Return to the parking lot via Coyote run. 15 miles of blissful singletrack that will have you asking for more.
During our test run in early October we came across bear tracks, rattlesnakes, deer, and wild turkey. Epic riding on world class singletrack. Check it out.