Cheyenne Mountain State Park is the closest state park to us here in Colorado Springs and has over 21 miles of kid-friendly hiking trails. My boys absolutely love this park and every week when we go hiking they ask to go back to this park.
We visited Cheyenne Mountain State Park twice during the summer of 2015.
The boys were 3, 2, and 3 months. The first time we went there was quite an abundance of mosquitoes so be sure to bring bug spray! The boys loved their mission of finding the ‘circles’ which directed us to each specific path.
There are a variety of different length hikes that you can take- and can easily mix and match the different colored paths to make your own loop. This is a good hike to take kids on- lots to see, easy terrain. This is also a great park to take out of town guests. The two times we went it was not very crowded (even for warm Saturdays!).
Check out the trail map here: CMSPTrailMap
Both times we stuck to the trails that were on the more southern part of the park. We looked at the map before we started and made a rough plan then wrote down on my hand which path we were going to take (e.g. the yellow path to the red path to the brown path).
Stroller accessible on some parts, I probably would not take a stroller.
I have heard from friends that this is a great park to see wildlife. I am sure this is the case for most, but the two times that we visited we only saw prairie dogs once.
Location: 410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO, 80926
Price: $7.00 daily pass
Website: CO State Parks