Cheyenne Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in the foothills of the southwestern part of Colorado Springs and directly beneath the eastern flank of the peak of the same name, Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers high-altitude recreational activities over its 2,701 acres. The land that would eventually become the state park spent many years in private hands as part of a homestead and then as a ranch. Cheyenne Mountain officially became a state park in 2006. The park features 28 miles of hiking and biking trails, and it also offers an archery range, a nine-hole disc golf course, horseback riding, and an amphitheater that can host outdoor weddings. At over 6,000 feet in elevation, the park boasts a pleasantly temperate environment for much of the year.

Nearby Cities:

  • Pueblo, CO

  • Monument, CO

  • Castle Rock, CO

  • Denver, CO

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Spring 42-70 F
Summer 53-81 F
Fall 28-54 F
Winter 21-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Campground Accommodations

Cheyenne Mountain State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 70 feet

  • Other amenities: 20-, 30-, and 50-amp hookups; tent pad, fire ring, water hydrant, and picnic table at each RV site; restrooms with flush toilets and sinks; coin-operated laundry and shower facilities; outdoor playground; recycling and trash dumpsters; activity room; 10 tent-only sites with tent pads, picnic tables, and fire rings.

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday

Just a 17-minute drive away is theColorado Springs KOA Holiday, located in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. The campground contains beautiful views of Pikes Peak, the most visited mountain in North America, plus you’ll only ever be a short drive away from some of the region’s famous attractions.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: bathhouses, camp store, café, laundry facilities, pet playground, heated swimming pool, hot tub.

Golden Eagle Campground

Golden Eagle Campground is located just outside of the park, so you certainly won’t have far to travel! It’s a quiet and beautiful place to camp while enjoying the beautiful natural setting of Colorado Springs, plus you can make use of 12+ miles of hiking trails, lakes for fishing, and so much more. Rates start at $45 per night, per couple.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: fishing ponds, pavilions, hiking trails, fire rings, playground, restrooms, showers, laundromat, gift shop, convenience store.

Garden of the Gods RV Resort

A little further down the road (12 miles) from the state park, you’ll find the popular and highly reputableGarden of the Gods RV Resort. They offer a wide range of RV sites to suit various types of motorhomes, as well as many amenities to help you and your family have a fun, comfortable, and safe stay.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: gift shop, convenience store, off-leash “bark park”, children’s playground, games room, community lounge, heated swimming pools.

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What to Do at
Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Stretch your legs and take in the fresh mountain air while visiting Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The park offers 28 miles of mixed-use trails open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. You can also try target shooting at the archery range and disc golf at the on-site course. There are a number of geocaches in the park you can search for. Cheyenne Mountain State Park also provides you with the opportunity to spot all kinds of birds and wildlife typical of a Rocky Mountain environment.

Inside Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Trust us, you certainly won’t get bored during your trip to Cheyenne Mountain State Park. With the park being home to over 27 miles of hiking and biking trails, an archery range, education programs, and more, there’s an activity to suit every type of traveler.

Hiking : The park boasts​​​​​​21 trails, totaling over 27 miles, traversing different ecosystems which are suitable for all levels of hikers. Be sure to check out the recently opened Dixon Trail system, which reaches the top of Cheyenne Mountain and provides incredible views of Colorado Springs and beyond, as well as a 1957 plane crash site.

Biking : Out of the 21 hiking trails, 19 of these trails (totaling about 23.5 miles)​ are available to explore by bike. You’ll find easy, family-friendly trails like Sundance, as well as more difficult trails like Medicine Wheel among this offering. View the park’s trail maphere.

Archery : There is an archery range located in the state park, which is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. To take part in the fun, individual permits are available on site for $3 per day or you may purchase an annual permit at the Visitor Center for $30.

Education programs : The state park has a popular Junior Ranger Program for 7-12 year-olds, plus they offer regular educational programs for all ages, including family mystery hikes, guided wildflower and bird watching hikes, full moon walks, wildlife interpretive programs and more. Check out upcoming events here.

Geocaching Geocaching

This park has over 15 geocaches hidden at various locations. Each container has a prize you can take, but remember to leave behind a family-friendly item for the next treasure hunter.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Some animals you can see while visiting this park include foxes, prairie dogs, mule deer, elk, coyotes, wild turkeys, snakes, and black bears. If you spot an elusive bobcat or mountain lion, consider yourself fortunate! Birders can watch for hawks, American kestrels, golden eagles, and peregrine falcons.

Flora and Fauna

Plants and trees typical of the mountainous terrain include scrub oaks and ponderosa pines. Cheyenne Mountain State Park also has prairie grasses used as food by some of the native wildlife. Flowers that bloom in the park include golden asters, leadplants, yellow sweet clovers, bull thistles, and wild alfalfa.

Hiking Hiking

Cheyenne Mountain State Park has numerous easy, short trails ideal for quick hikes in addition to longer, more strenuous trails. Try the moderate Blackmer Loop Trail. At just over 3.5 miles, this hike takes you past rock gardens and pine trees. The Soaring Kestrel Trail offers nearly two miles of moderate elevation gain and great views of the valley below. You might get up close to prairie dogs on the Sundance Trail, an easy hike of 3.29 miles that takes you along a mostly flat path.

Some trails are open to equestrian users. Take your horse for a trot on the Talon, Talon North, Talon South, and Sundance Trails. You can also ride your horse on the first 2.5 miles of the Dixon Trail.

Another great thing about the park's trail system is that you can walk your dog on some of the paths. Take your furry friend for a stroll along the Acorn Alley, Bobcat Way, and Raccoon Ridge Trails.


Some of Cheyenne Mountain State Park's trails are open to cyclists. Explore the Medicine Wheel, Cougars Shadow, and Dixon Trails via two wheels.

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How to Get to
Cheyenne Mountain State Park

From downtown Colorado Springs, it's a quick drive of about seven miles to Cheyenne Mountain State Park, depending on your location. From downtown, take Nevada Avenue south. When you get to the Interstate 25 intersection, Nevada Avenue becomes CO-115. Continue heading south on CO-115 for about 5.5 miles. You'll come to an intersection with the Fort Carson access gate on your left and JL Ranch Heights Road on your right. Turn right onto JL Ranch Heights Road and stay on this for 0.6 miles to the park's entrance.

Entering Cheyenne Mountain State Park

A daily vehicle pass costs $10, and an annual pass costs between $70 and $120. It costs $41 for a full-hookup RV campsite and $28 for a tent-only site. The park and campground are open year-round, but if you visit between late fall and early spring, expect limited facilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cheyenne Mountain State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Cheyenne Mountain State Park?

Visit during the summer for long days and warm temperatures. Keep in mind that thunderstorms usually roll into the region on summer afternoons.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Cheyenne Mountain State Park?

Given its location in the Rockies, Cheyenne Mountain State Park features black bears, deer, elk, falcons, golden eagles, foxes, and coyotes.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Cheyenne Mountain State Park?

The park has 51 RV camping spots with full hookups. Sites have different maximum RV lengths, ranging from 25 to 70 feet.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, you have to reserve a camping spot, and you must do so online. A full-hookup site costs $41, while a tent-only site costs $28.

Are pets allowed at Cheyenne Mountain State Park?

You can take your dog with you to the park, which offers some pet-friendly trails. When outside your RV, you must keep your dog on a leash of no more than 6 feet at all times.