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Dogs will still be welcome at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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Sign in front of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Sign in front of Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

After a trial period over the summer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is working to continue  allowing dogs on some trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park year-round.

Parks and Wildlife officers said the trial went well overall, and now they are working to gain approval from the Parks and Wildlife Commission to allow it continue. 

“We received a lot of favorable comments,” Park Manager Mitch Martin said in a statement. “Our campers were pleased and the change in policy brought in new visitors to the park. So we will be making a recommendation to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to change this regulation permanently.”

The formal process to gain approval could take several months.

Officers said dogs will be required to stay at the Acorn Alley, Bobcat Way, Raccoon Ridge and a portion of Soaring Kestrel trails. Owners must also keep dogs on a six foot long leash, carry waste bags and avoid confrontations with other hikers in the area.

Parks and Wildlife is still reviewing whether to allow dogs at Mueller State Park in Teller County after a similar trial period started June 1.

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