Monday, June 12, 2006

Park your impatience

Call it wishful thinking. You want to hike the trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park even though it's not open to the public yet. And you heard that park staff actually wants you to hike there, unofficially welcoming you there to keep the trails from growing over.
It's not true. The park isn't ready. It's closed to everyone except those who have been granted permission to be there from the State Parks department.
It's still slated to open in the fall, with 18 miles of trails over 1,680 acres.
If you just can't wait to experience the park (that will be the first and only state park in El Paso County), head on down Highway 115 to Aiken Canyon. It's located in the same life zone, so it shares many characteristics with the new state park.


Anonymous said...

During the summer there will be activities at the Park for members of the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. For membership information, please call Rick Upton, President, at 576-9141.

Dena Rosenberry said...

Thanks for the update. We'll call for info and spread the word.