Cheyenne Mountain

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a Colorado state park that was acquired in June 2000 through a partnership between the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado State Parks, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Colorado Lottery, El Paso County, and other local private organizations.

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Cheyenne Mountain SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/cheyennemountain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_Mountain_State_Park Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a Colorado state park that was acquired in June 2000 through a partnership between the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado State Parks, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Colorado Lottery, El Paso County, and other local private organizations.
C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Cheyenne Mountain State Park ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Formerly the JL Ranch, the 2701 acre park is nestled beneath the eastern flank of Cheyenne Mountain just south of Colorado Springs. The park offers a stunning transition from Colorado’s plains to its 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 State Park JL Ranch Heights Nelson Blvd. Archery Range Parking Area d Tit sR ak eO Pin us C heyenne Mountain State Park is the result of strong partnerships and years of thoughtful planning. Acquired in June of 2000 through a partnership between the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Colorado Lottery, El Paso County and other local private organizations, the park represents the protection of one of the last significant open spaces along the southern section of the Colorado Front Range. Blv d. Opened in October 2006, Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers superior facilities and recreational opportunities. The highlight of any visit is the park’s trail system, offering over 23 miles of trails. These pathways allow visitors ample opportunities to explore the park’s natural beauty. Along with great trails, the park offers picnicking, wildlife viewing, camping, an archery range and a Visitor Center with gift shop and interpretive displays. Cheyenne Mountain State Park Regulations Cheyenne Mountain State Park is managed and maintained for your enjoyment and for the protection of the park’s natural resources. Please observe the following rules for the safety and enjoyment of all park visitors. •Camping allowed in designated areas only. •All open fires must be contained within grills or the metal fire rings provided. •Smoking is not allowed on the trails, archery ranges or in the backcountry. •Pets are allowed in the developed areas (i.e. parking lots and picnic sites) and on designated trails. All pets must be kept on a 6’ or shorter hand held leash and waste must be picked up immediately. •Equestrian use is allowed on designated trails only. •No climbing or rappelling on rock formations. •Vehicles must remain on designated roads and parking areas. 410 JL Ranch Heights • Colorado Springs, CO 80926 (719) 576-2016 • cheyenne.park@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us •Tree cutting or wood gathering is not permitted. •Place trash and litter in proper receptacles, recycling receptacles are available throughout the park. •No hunting is allowed in the park. Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_SECM_3/17 cpw.state.co.us •Park is open from 5am to 10pm unless camping in a purchased designated campsite. Prairie Falcon Wildlife Wildlife abounds in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Deer, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, as well as coyote, fox, and prairie dogs are just some of the animals that call the park home. A wide variety of birds can also be found, including red-tail hawks, golden eagles and wild turkey. Find out more about Colorado’s wildlife from the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website at www.cpw.state.co.us. Education Passes All visitors entering the park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks Pass on their vehicle. A daily vehicle pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual vehicle pass is good at any Colorado State Park. Annual vehicle pass holders with additional vehicles may purchase multiple passes at a reduced fee. Daily vehicle passes are sold at the Visitor Center, and park entrance. A Self-service pass dispenser is available at the archery range parking lot, Camper Services building and the main park entrance when the visitor center or entrance station are closed. Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. Colorado residents aged 64 years or older qualify for the Aspen Leaf annual and multiple passes available at a discounted rate. The park is an excellent outdoor classroom. Programs and nature hikes are available weekly during the spring and summer months and periodically in the fall and winter. Park naturalists enjoy presenting programs or leading groups along the trails, exploring and sharing the wonders of nature. Program announcements are located at the Visitor Center and entrance station as well as posted on the park’s event calendar at www.cpw.state.co.us. Area Attractions Colorado Springs has a rich natural and cultural history, and Cheyenne Mountain State Park is the perfect place to kick off your Pikes Peak region adventure. Area Attractions from the Garden of the Gods, to a ride up “America’s Peak” on the cog are just a few must-see activities in the area. Find out more at www.visitcos.com. Group Facilities The park offers multiple options for private parties or functions. Prairie Skipper Th
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E Cheyenne Mountain State Park FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are At Cheyenne Mountain, El Paso county’s only state park, visitors are welcomed at the beautiful Visitor Center, which offers educational displays, a group meeting facility and a gift shop.Visitors can take advantage of the hiking, biking and equestrian trails that meander through the picturesque landscape, offering a “plains to peaks” outdoor experience. Wildlife viewing is a popular activity at the park, which hosts a variety of wild inhabitants, including mule deer, wild turkey, black bear, bobcat, red fox and birds of prey. Enjoy the Archery Range or simply relax with a barbeque at one of the many picnic sites. Campers may enjoy a unique walk-in tent site or the comforts of their RV at a full-hookup site in the park. Visitors to Cheyenne Mountain State Park spend about $14 million annually in local communities.1 An extensive system of hiking and biking trails, with several open to equestrian use • Static archery ranges and a field/3-D archery range open to the public • Campground offering 51 full-hookup and 10 walk-in tent sites • Visitor Center and Camper Services building with meeting rooms, gift shops and displays for all ages • Prairie Skipper Event Pavilion and Prairie Falcon Amphitheater available to the public • Universally-accessible picnic sites with stunning peak-to-prairie views THOMAS KIMMEL/CPW Top attractions • Our partners • Great Outdoors Colorado • Experience Colorado Springs • El Paso County • City of Colorado Springs • Mountain Post Historical Society • Trails and Open Space Coalition • Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park • Medicine Wheel Mountain Bike Club • El Pomar Foundation Challenges we face • Working with state parks stewardship staff to continue implementation of forest management and fuel mitigation plans to improve forest health, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities. • Cooperating with local military commands in the Colorado Springs area to market outdoor recreation, volunteer and education opportunities to military members and their families. • Developing a trail system to the top of Cheyenne Mountain. The Dixon Trail will eventually connect the lower trail system to an upper trail system to provide the public with another unique experience. Volunteer activities • Cheyenne Mountain's enthusiastic volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of the park. Volunteers serve as park naturalists, camp hosts and visitor center attendants. Volunteers also conduct trail maintenance, fuel mitigation and non-native plant management, as well as monitor the park's raptor population. The Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a group of dedicated individuals committed to helping the park achieve its established goals. 1Source: Based on comparable parks in the Corona Research, Colorado State Parks Marketing Assessment, “Visitor Spending Analysis 2008-2009” (adjusted for inflation). COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us 410 JL Ranch Heights, Colorado Springs, CO, 80926 (719) 576-2016 • Email: cheyenne.park@state.co.us Park Manager: Mitchell Martin As of June 30, 2017 Manager’s Message Connecting to our local community and improving recreational opportunities for all visitors is a priority. We achieve this by offering educational opportunities at the park, including No Child Left Inside and Kids to Parks events, national events and outreach events. Our state-of-the-art static and field/3-D archery ranges are open to the public, available for tournaments and used by park staff and volunteers for very popular archery classes. The park continues work on the Dixon Trail connecting to the Top of the Mountain trail system that will add nearly 7 miles of trails to the existing 23 miles. Geography Region: Southeast County: El Paso Year Acquired: 2000 Elevation: 6,050 ft Miles From Denver: 70 Acreage Total Acres: 2,774 Governmental US Cong Dist: 5th CO Senate: 12th CO House: 20th and 21st Employees Permanent: 5 Temporary: 12 Volunteers: 183 Volunteer Hours: 11,344 Trails Biking: 23 miles Hiking: 23 miles Horseback: 9.5 miles Total: 23 miles Annual Visitation 193,406 Roads Paved: 3.5 miles Facilities Archery Range Group Picnic Area Laundry 41 Picnic Sites Showers (coin-operated) Visitor Center Recreation Hiking Mountain Biking Snowshoeing Geocaching Ranger/Nature Programs Wildlife/Bird Viewing Walden Fort Collins Craig Hayden Steamboat Springs Sterling Estes Loveland Park Greeley Oak Creek Fort Brush Morgan Meeker Kremmling Wray Brighton Camping Campsites (basic, year-round): 10 Campsites (full-hookup, year-round): 51 Denver Golden Avon Vail Rifle Frisco Glenwood Springs Breckenridge Collbran Fruita Aspen Leadville Castle Rock Limon Burlington Fairplay Grand Junction Delta Paonia Hotchkiss Buena Vista Crawford Colorado Spri
COLORADO PA R K S & WILDLIFE Your Guide to Colorado’s 41 State Parks 2018 Edition cpw.state.co.us CAMPING RESERVATIONS • 1-800-244-5613 • cpw.state.co.us i Welcome to Your State Parks! Wherever you go in Colorado, there’s Cheyenne Mountain a state park waiting to welcome State Park you. Mountains or prairies, rivers or forests, out in the country or next to the city… Colorado’s 41 state parks are as diverse as the state itself, and they offer something for everyone. Take a hair-raising whitewater river trip, or kick back in a lawn chair and watch the sunset. Enjoy a family picnic, cast a line in the water, take a hike, ride a horse, try snowshoeing or discover geocaching. From Eastern Plains parks at 3,800 feet to high-mountain parks at 9,500, the network of state parks offers a wealth of activities for busy people of all ages, or the chance to do nothing at all. You can play on land or on water. On a high peak or on the prairie. In the country or the city. In spring, summer, winter or fall. Golden Gate Canyon State Park State parks are great places for families. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy together such as boating, hiking or picnicking, as well as organized nature walks, talks and events. Junior Ranger programs, activity backpacks, kid-friendly hikes and fishing ponds for kids are among the many offerings for youth. From toddler to teen and adult to senior, every family member can enjoy their activity of choice, then come together to share a meal and stories around the campfire. Whether you’re an active outdoor recreationist or prefer to spend time watching clouds go by, you’ll enjoy the special moments waiting for you in the state parks. Rifle Gap State Park Cover photos: Large photo: State Forest State Park; lower left: Pearl Lake State Park; lower center: Elkhead State Park; lower right: Lory State Park Plan Your Visit Colorado’s state parks are open every day of the year, weather permitting. Day-use areas are generally open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and some parks may have closed gates after hours. Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Contact individual parks for hours of operation. Check our website for seasonal or maintenance closures: cpw.state.co.us Entrance Passes All Colorado state parks charge an entrance fee. Cost of a daily pass may vary by park ($7–$9). A pass covers all occupants of a vehicle and is valid until noon the day after purchase. Some parks may charge a per-person fee for cyclists and walk-ins. Fees are used to help pay operating costs. Cherry Creek State Park charges an additional fee for the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority. Annual Pass Who doesn’t love a deal? And the state parks annual pass is a great one. For just one low price, the annual pass lets you enjoy all 41 state parks for unlimited visits for 12 months from date of purchase. That’s all the parks. That’s unlimited times. The annual pass pays for itself in as few as 10 visits. If you’re a Colorado resident who’s 64 years or older, there’s even a further discounted Aspen Leaf annual pass. There are also passes for disabled and income-eligible residents. For details and to purchase a pass, visit a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) office, state park or buy online: cpw.state.co.us Extend Your Stay Make more of your state park visit by staying overnight. Bring your tent or RV, spend a cozy night in a cabin, camp in a tipi or discover a comfortable, year-round alternative State Forest State Park to traditional camping with a yurt. All together, the state parks have more than 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yurts. Almost 300 campsites are ADA accessible. Many parks offer campsites or cabins for large groups. Heated cabins and yurts make a park getaway suitable any season of the year. Camping Reservations Summer weekends fill up quickly so advance reservations for overnight stays are recommended. Reservations can be made six months to three days ahead of arrival. Reserve online: cpw.state.co.us Toll Free: 1-800-244-5613 A nonrefundable reservation fee applies to bookings, and visitors must purchase a daily or annual entrance pass in addition to paying camping and reservation fees. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 1 What Can I Do There? Colorado’s state parks are places to have fun, get away, recreate and re-create. Here are some park activities to help you do that: Fishing Top-notch fishing awaits anglers in 37 state parks across Colorado. Think Gold Medal Waters and trophy fish. A valid fishing license is required for all anglers 16 years and older. Licenses and our annual Colorado Fishing regulations brochure are available online, at most parks and at CPW authorized sales agents. Water Sports Many state parks are built around a lake or Crawford waterway, which means boating and other water State Park sports are among the headliners. Larger parks offer boat rentals and full-service marinas. Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Col
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E 2020 Colorado State Recreation Lands INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STATE WILDLIFE AREAS, STATE TRUST LANDS, STATE PARKS cpw.state.co.us ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS LINKS TO MAPS MAKE CAMPING & HUNTING RESERVATIONS ONLINE! STATE WILDLIFE AREAS STATE FISHING WATERS STATE TRUST LANDS STATE PARKS Cherry Creek State Park © Nora Logue VIDEOS CHECK OUT THE 360 VIDEOS OF COLORADO’S STATE PARKS! 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING #TAKEAKIDFISHING G.E.M. TRAIL NOW OPEN IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS! CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2020................................................1 cpw.state.co.us COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 RESERVATIONS......................................................1 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. ■ Abbreviation key................................................................................1 STATE FISH UNITS (SFUs)........................................2 ■ What is an SFU?..................................................................................2 ■ SFU properties & regulations..............................................................2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE DIRECTOR Dan Prenzlow COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEMBERS, as of July 2020 STATE WILDLIFE AREAS (SWAs)......................... 3–29 Marvin McDaniel, Chair Carrie Besnette Hauser, Vice-Chair Marie Haskett, Secretary Taishya Adams Betsy Blecha Charles Garcia Dallas May ■ What is an SWA?.................................................................................3 ■ SWA access rules................................................................................3 ■ SWA properties & regulations..................................................... 4–29 STATE TRUST LANDS (STLs) PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM.............................. 30–51 ■ What are trust lands? What is the STL public access program?.............30 ■ State trust lands FAQs/access rules...................................................30 ■ State trust lands public access properties & regulations............ 31–51 REGULATION BROCHURE EDITOR Chelsea Harlan PRINTED STATE PARKS................................................. 52–59 The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) receives federal financial assistance from multiple bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (as amended), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability or age. In addition, CPW adheres to all antidiscrimination laws of the state of Colorado. For more information on how to request an accommodation or to file a grievance, please visit cpw.state.co.us/accessibility. MAPS............................................................ 60–65 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northeast ..........60 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southeast ..........61 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northwest .........62 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southwest ........63 ■ NEW State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Central close-up.............................64 ■ Game management units (GMUs)....................................................65 NOTICE: Laws and regulations in this brochure are paraphrased for easier understanding and are intended only as a guide. Complete Colorado wildlife statutes and regulations are available at CPW offices listed below and online: cpw.state.co.us/regulations CPW REGIONAL AND AREA OFFICE LOCATIONS ADMINISTRATION 1313 Sherman St., #618 Denver, 80203 303-297-1192 (M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. MT) LANDS INDEX BY COUNTY............................... 66–73 ■ State fish units, state wildlife areas, state trust lands, state parks GET THE BROCHURE ONLINE: cpw.state.co.us/rec-lands Send us your outdoor photos and stories for a chance to be featured on a brochure cover or CPW's online blog! HUNTER.TESTIMONIALS@STATE.CO.US COVER: ▶ Gone fishing at Sylvan Lake State Park. © Dustin Doskocil for CPW OTHER PHOTOS, LEFT TO RIGHT: ▶ Mountain biking at Trinidad Lake State Park. © Thomas Kimmell for CPW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STAT
WHAT'S NEW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & LICENSES W I L D L I F E 2021 Colorado Fishing SEASON: MARCH 1, 2021–MARCH 31, 2022 cpw.state.co.us 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: APRIL 19, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS PAGE 1 The qualifying age for applying for a senior lifetime low-income fishing license was incorrectly listed as 65 and older at the time of publication. The correct information is: Senior lifetime low-income fishing licenses are available for Colorado residents age 64 and older. Go online for full eligibility requirements: cpw.state. co.us The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. page 1 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: MARCH 12, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE BACK PAGE BACK COVER The contest start date for Take a Friend Fishing was incorrect at the time of publication. The correct information is: The contest starts APRIL 1, 2021! Go online for contest rules and how to enter: cpw.state.co.us/ takeafriend The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. back cover ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS VIDEOS FISHING FOR HIP HOP: COLORADO STYLE FISHING FUNDS CONSERVATION 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING © CPW GET THE CPW FISHING APPS: The CPW Fishing app can help you discover over 1,300 fishing locations, check local conditions, read up on regulations and more! The CPW Match a Hatch app can help you match your fly to the same insects where you’re fishing! CO OUTDOORS “QUICK TIP”: SPINCAST REELS CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2021................................................ 1 cpw.state.co.us LICENSE INFORMATION...................................... 1–2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 ■ License & Habitat Stamp fees........................................................................1 ■ What you need to buy a fishing license; license requirements......................1 ■ Residency requirements; Habitat Stamps; anglers with disabilities..............2 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. GENERAL INFORMATION.................................... 3–7 Dan Prenzlow ■ Fishery programs: Gold Medal Waters; Wild Trout; stream surveys.................3 ■ State records program: Records by Weight; Records by Length......................4 ■ State Records by Weight award table.............................................................4 ■ Master Angler program; award lengths.........................................................5 ■ Help improve your fisheries............................................................................5 ■ Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).....................................................................6 ■ Fishing terms glossary...................................................................................7 ■ Online fishing information resources.............................................................7 FISHING LAWS................................................. 8–10 ■ Legal fishing methods....................................................................................8 ■ Special conditions & restrictions...............................................................8−9 ■ Statewide bag & possession limits...............................................................10 ■ MAP: Wiper/white bass & walleye/saugeye bag limits................................10 SPECIAL REGULATIONS: FISHING WATERS........11–39 ■ MAP: Upper Arkansas River.........................................................................12 ■ MAP: Blue River Basin.................................................................................13 ■ MAP: Middle Colorado & Eagle Rivers..........................................................15 ■ MAP: Upper Colorado River — Headwaters to Radium...............................16 ■ MAP: Conejos & Alamosa River Drainages...................................................18 ■ MAP: Upper Gunnison Basin — Taylor Park Res. to Blue Mesa Res..............19 ■ MAP: NEW North Fork Gunnison Basin — Hotchkiss to McClure

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