Oct 13, 2012 7:23 PM by Siera Santos, ssantos@koaa.com

New trail to open at Cheyenne Mountain

There will soon be a brand-new way to get to the top of Cheyenne Mountain.

Volunteers worked Saturday on what will be the future "Dixon Trail," named after one of the homesteaders who lived there in the early part of the 20th century.

The planned 4.5 mile trail will eventually lead to the south and middle summit. It will snake off from the established North Talon Trail. Thus far, it's been all up to volunteers to get this project up and running.

Jack Busher, the president of Friends of Cheyenne Mountain, has been leading volunteer efforts.

"If it were solely built by volunteers it would probably take us 10 years. I think that there's a plan to probably do some mechanized work on it because I think it's important for the (Cheyenne Mountain State) Park to get this opened up to the general public sooner than we can build it," Busher says.

If you'd like to volunteer, they'd be happy to have you. Anyone who works 48 hours or more per week will get a free annual park pass.

Contact volunteer coordinator Stacey Lewis at Stacey.lewis@state.co.us to obtain more information about other volunteer opportunities at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.



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