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Dixon Trail to formally open this week

Posted at 4:30 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 18:30:44-04

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK – Friday morning will be the formal celebration for a long-awaited trail at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

The grand opening of the Dixon Trail will kick off with a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the Limekiln Trailhead, with free entry into the park for those attending the event.

“We are excited to formally unveil Dixon Trail,” said Mitch Martin, park manager. “This trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain has been years in the making. Work began in 2011 and it has been a struggle getting it completed. But it was well worth the effort. I think everyone will agree once they see the views along the way and at the summit.”

The new trail opens access to 6.75 miles of trails rated difficult to extreme. Included in the access, mountain bikes and horses. They are only allowed up the first two and a half miles of the trail.

Martin said hikers need to come prepared as there are no water sources along the Dixon Trail and a 3,000-foot elevation gain to the top. Camping is not allowed along the trail system.

For more information from the park, you can call 719-576-2016 or visit them online.