Cheyenne Mountain State Park

18 05 2010

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

 

After returning from Texas and waiting for winter to finally be over, we ventured out last weekend to a new local state park, Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs. Cheyenne Mountain is the newest state park in the Colorado Parks system and it’s beautiful. Set on nearly 1700 acres below the world-famous NORAD site, this park had great facilities, is eco-friendly and has over 20 miles of hiking trails.   

Site 60, Meadows Group Area

 

There are 3 camping areas situated around a camper-services building that includes a laundry facility, showers and a camp store. Set off by itself is an additional group area the “group-loop” consisting of approximately 15 sites, reservable in groups of 2, 3, or 4. We ended up in a group space with 2 full-hookup RV sites with picnic tables, tent pads and fire rings plus a separate group area with 3 picnic tables and a large covered grill.   

Hallmark Milner & 2008 F-150 Supercrew

 

This was also the first camping trip with some friends who purchased their truck camper earlier this year.  We were over to help them to load the camper on their new truck a few weekends ago – before the Kentucky Derby race.  Their Hallmark Milner looks beautiful on their 2008 black F-150 super-crew.    

They did a great job setting up camp, making ‘shore connections’ and stabilizing their rig. The next day they pulled it off the truck and spent one night “free-standing”.  We’ll still need to de-winterize their rig once it gets a bit warmer and make sure all of the water connections are tight.  The next camping opportunity will be at Lake Pueblo, where we’ll have electric but no water connections.  Time to get both camper’s fresh water systems ready-to-go!   

Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 'The Meadow' Group Area

 

Besides enjoying the new state park, we also attended the Sugerland concert in the Colorado Springs World Arena facility. The concert was great – and it was very convenient to return to the camp ground  instead of making the long drive back to Denver.

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