Situated just south of Colorado Springs and considered one of the "crown jewels" in Colorado's extensive state park system, Cheyenne Mountain State Park represents the protection of one of the last significant open spaces along the southern section of the Colorado Front Range.
The 2701 acres of the park lie beneath the eastern flank of Cheyenne Mountain, and border the plains of Colorado in a stunning transition from plains to peaks. The land is in remarkable natural condition and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities abound due to the property's relatively undisturbed and unfragmented nature.
Cheyenne Mountain offers superior facilities and recreational opportunities. Foremost among the park's offerings is the trail system consisting of 28 miles of hiking and biking trails. These pathways allow visitors ample opportunities to explore the park's natural beauty and discover the park's many wild inhabitants. Due to the park's diverse wildlife and fragile eco-systems, dogs are only permitted on certain trails. Leashed pets are welcomed in the park's developed areas, which include the campgrounds and picnic areas.
Along with great trails, the park offers superior facilities, boasting a Visitor Center with gift shop and interpretive displays, individual and group picnicking facilities, wildlife viewing, and 61 spectacular campsites. Every site includes a paved parking area, grill ring/fire pit, 10'x10' tent pad, picnic table, and amazing views of Colorado Springs below with the majestic Cheyenne Mountain above.
The majority of the campsites (51 total) are full service and include water, electrical, and sewer hook-ups for RV campers. Tent campers are always welcome in these "RV" sites, but there are also 10 unique walk-in sites. These sites, nestled among scrub oak, are for tents only. Campers must take a short walk into the secluded sites from the parking lot, but they are well worth the effort!
Campers will find flush toilet facilities, coin-operated showers, a coin-operated laundry room, change machine and an activity room featuring historical displays at the camper services building. Playgrounds, additional restroom facilities, a beautiful amphitheater and easy trail access are also available from the campgrounds.
Reservations are required and can be made 24/7 by calling 800-244-5613 or online at CPWshop.com.
For current conditions, more information, and maps, please visit the Cheyenne Mountain website: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/cheyennemountain
Payment of FeesAll camping and reservation fees must be paid in advance of occupancy or use of park facilities. Campers are responsible for all fees related to this policy. If you have any questions about reservations, please call the ASPIRA Call Center at (800) 244-5613.
Beginning July 1, 2023, all Full Hookup, Cabin, Yurt, and Electric site types will be subject to a Lodging Tax per the Department of Revenue. This tax is paid to the county in which the park is located and is not retained by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Reservation fees DO NOT include parks pass entrance fees. All vehicles must have a valid park pass in order to access the park. Annual passes may be purchased at the time of your reservation or online, by phone, at sales agents, or CPW offices and parks. Daily vehicle and individual/walk-in park passes may be purchased with cash or check (self-serve, no attendant) upon arrival at the park.
Changes and Cancellations
- Cancellations or changes may be made online 24 hours a day 7 days a week, or through the Aspira Call Center at 1-800-244-5613.
- Reservations where one or more dates fall outside of the 6-month booking window are frozen for 14 days.
- If the cancellation is made 28 days or more prior to the arrival date, 25% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained
- If the cancellation is made 8-27 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained.
- If the cancellation is made 7 days or less prior to the arrival date, 100% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained.
- If a reservation is cancelled at any time after the arrival date, any nights prior to the cancellation are NON-REFUNDABLE
- If a change in the reservation is made 28 days or more prior to the arrival date, 10% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
- If a change in the reservation is made 8-27 days prior to the arrival date, 15% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
- If a change in the reservation is made 7 days or less prior to arrival, 20% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
- If the change in the reservation dates is made between the day after the arrival date and the departure date, the fees for any nights or days passed are NON-REFUNDABLE.
- There is no additional fee to add days to a reservation.
- The reservation holder is responsible for any difference in use fees.
- Customers who wish to receive a refund outside of these rules will need to contact the park at which they have the reservation directly.
- No exceptions to the refund policy will be given for bugs, bad weather, campfire bans, water conditions (including water levels, boat ramp or swim beach closures, and algae)!
- If the original reservation was made directly with the park, any refunds resulting from changes/cancellations will be issued via personal check and may take up to 90 days from the date of the change/cancellation to be processed.
- NO-SHOW Policy:
- If you do not arrive to the park within 24 hours of your scheduled check in time and not notify the park that you will be arriving late, your site may be resold and may not be available when you arrive. The fees for any nights passed are non-refundable.
- Before making your reservation, please take note of the special alerts for each individual site for explanation of site amenities and limitations. Please adhere to RV length recommendations, tent suggestions and whether there is space for an additional passenger vehicle.
- The road from the Visitor Center to the campground is about 1 mile and has a fairly steep grade (12% at points). Use caution, especially if wet or icy road conditions exist.
- On occasion, high winds can exist on the mountain. Pay attention to weather reports or staff notifications and don't leave awnings or equipment out when wind warnings have been made.
- A valid park pass is required on every vehicle that enters the park. A pass is required for every day that the vehicle is in the park. This is in addition to the camping fees.
- All vehicles must remain on the pavement at all times. One additional vehicle per site is allowed only if it completely fits on the paved driveway. Parking for additional vehicles is very limited, so try to car-pool and save some gas money too!
- Tree cutting or wood gathering is strictly prohibited. Firewood is for sale at the camper services building or please plan to bring your own.
- Dogs are welcome in the campgrounds if kept on a leash at all times. Owners must clean up after pets. Due to the park's diverse wildlife and fragile eco-systems, dogs are not permitted on the park's trails or in the backcountry.
- Every site has an 12 x 12 tent pad. Please keep tents on the tent pads provided. A maximum of 2 tents are allowed on a site, but only if they fit on the developed portion of the site. Tents and equipment are not allowed off the high use site or on any vegetation.
- The campground has 10 walk-in tent sites. These basic sites require campers to hike in and carry camping equipment several hundred feet to get to the sites. There is really only enough room for one large tent on the 12 x 12 tent pad. A smaller tent may fit, but it must remain on the developed site and never set up on vegetation. Parking for the walk-in sites is limited to one space that can accommodate a single passenger vehicle or SUV. RV's or trailers will not fit. Pay special attention to the site alerts for detailed information on each walk-in tent site.
- BE BEAR AWARE! Cheyenne Mountain State Park is in the middle of bear country! Proper food storage is required per regulations.
- Please use extreme caution with fire. Fires are only permitted in the park-provided fire rings and grills and must be attended at all times. Fire conditions can change quickly, so please check the park's conditions page for fire ban information. The hose boxes placed throughout the campground are for emergency use only.
- Call 911 for all emergencies.
- Please look at park and campground maps on the park's website at www.parks.state.co.us or call the park office at 719-576-2016 for more information.
- By making a reservation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, you are agreeing to read and abide by all rules stated in this purchase flow and on the confirmation letter.
- A valid Colorado State Park pass is always required on every vehicle that enters the park. This is in addition to the camping fees.
- Due to wildfire risks, smoking is not allowed on the trails. Leashed pets are always welcomed in the developed areas of the park, which include the campgrounds and picnic areas. Dogs are allowed on DESIGNATED trails around the campgrounds only. Equestrian use is allowed on approximately 8.5 miles of trail which can only be accessed at the Limekiln trailhead. Horses are not allowed in campgrounds or near buildings. No backcountry camping is allowed.
- A maximum of six people and only one camping unit is allowed per site. This may include one motor home or one camper and one additional tent. One additional passenger vehicle is allowed per site only if it fits on the driveway. All vehicles must remain on the pavement at all times. Pay close attention to the recommendations about maximum camping unit length when you make your reservation. Make sure there will be room for your unit and an additional vehicle if needed. Parking for additional vehicles is limited.
- Every site has a 12'x12' tent pad. An additional tent is allowed if it fits on the developed portion of the camp site. It is not permissible to set up tents on any park vegetation.
- The campground has 10 walk-in tent sites. These unique, non-electric sites require campers to hike in and carry camping equipment several hundred feet to get to the sites. There is really only enough room for one large tent. A smaller tent may fit, but it must remain on the developed site and never set up on vegetation. Parking for the walk-in sites is limited to one space that can accommodate a single passenger vehicle or SUV, parking is not at the site and you must walk to your campsite. Bathrooms located nearest the tent sites are open and a short walk to the facilities. RV's or trailers will not fit. Additional parking is very limited.
- Every campsite has a fire grill/pit and associated emergency water hydrant. The hose boxes throughout the campground are for emergency use only. Each full-service campsite has an additional water hydrant for visitor use.
- Tree cutting or wood gathering is strictly prohibited. Firewood is for sale during business hours at the Visitor Center or by Camp hosts, you are also welcome to bring your own.
- The Camper Services Building has restrooms, showers, coin operated laundry, a playground, and family friendly programs are often scheduled there during the summer months. Restrooms with showers can also be found in the Meadows Campground.
Please use www.cpwshop.com to make, cancel, or change reservations or make any license, pass, or retail purchases. ReserveAmerica.com has limited functionality for CPW customers.
Per CPW regulation, no individual may camp or park a motor vehicle, trailer or camper on a state park for more than fourteen (14) days in any twenty-eight (28) day period on a single park. For the purposes of this regulation, an individual is defined as any person who has occupied a site, whether or not they are formally listed on the reservation as the reserving party or primary occupant.
Any reservations made with one or more days outside of the 6-month reservation window will be frozen to changes for 14 days from the date the reservation was made.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reserves the right, when necessary, to modify any reservation policies.
Colorado Springs has a rich natural and cultural history, and Cheyenne Mountain State Park is the perfect place to kick off you Pikes Peak adventure. Area attractions from the Garden of the Gods, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, local museums, first-class shopping, world-class outdoor recreation, to a ride up Pikes Peak on the cog railway are just a few must-see activities in the area.