NORTH CHEYENNE CANON PARKColorado Springs visitors are rightfully curious to experience these great outdoors. So if you're new to town - like I was in 2016 - you may find yourself contemplating where to take friends and family. Probably, Garden of the Gods comes to mind first. But I've found this regional park to be perfect. The drive itself is wondrous, whether coming from the main park entrance and rising into canyon walls and pine forests or from the high Gold Camp Road through tunnels and breathtaking passenger-window views. But it's the variety within North Cheyenne Canon Park that makes it ideal. The trails up Mount Cutler and Mount Muscoco are relatively short, moderate in difficulty and beautiful. Head to St. Mary's Falls for a longer and wilder excursion. The Upper Columbine Trail lies in the middle in terms of distance and difficulty, and it will similarly inspire awe in your visitors. On the way out, treat them to the famed converted schoolhouse that houses Bristol Brewing Co.
— SETH BOSTER
LocationMain entrance at 2120 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road