Past Meetup

Cheyenne Mtn. State Park - The Bigger Loop

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

410 JL Ranch Heights · Colorado Springs, CO

How to find us

Day use trailhead. my cell is 661-0715 text me if running late or lost.

Location image of event venue

Details

Technical: pretty tame on the Talon loops, then gets rougher with sections of rocky trail for the rest of ride. Some wash out sections still exist, especially on Blackmer.

Aerobic: 20 miles if we ride the whole thing. Around 2000+ft elevation gain.

This is a perfect ride for those who are looking for a relatively easy technical level of trail with several hours of climbing and descending.

My plan for this ride is to ride all the trails starting with Talon, then Blackmer (which according to intel is pretty washed out so we could skip), Cougars Shadow, and so forth. I'll be starting on the south side loops and ending up doing the north side last, mixing up some of the loops from how I've ridden in the past ending up with sundance from north to south for the final trail. (see link below for map). I am estimating 3.5 to 4 hours for the total ride based on my last time riding similarly. The nice part of this ride we are close to the trailhead throughout the ride so if anyone needs to bail at some point they can and only be 10-20 min from the trailhead and trails are well marked. There is a $7 charge per car to enter the park. I'll update info on this ride as time progresses and as needed. If there is a major change I'll email everyone who has RSVP'd Yes so check your mail before heading out. Here is a map for directions to the trailhead:

http://binged.it/wIN7vb

Here is a map from the last time:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/163359532