COLORADO SPRINGS — Work on the Dixon trail, the path up Cheyenne Mountain that has been under construction for just about ten years, has been declared complete.
Over the years, The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI), Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and droves of volunteers have sunk thousands of hours into building, reinforcing, and making the trail safe for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.
The trail did open to the public in October of last year, but according to RMFI crews, still had some work left to be done to get it to the point where only maintenance would be required.
That long journey, after a three-day work weekend at the beginning of August, is finally done.
If you're planning a trip to the newly fully finished trail, prepare for a challenge!
The Dixon trail is part of a trail system that, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps, measures out to be about 19 miles round trip.
The Dixon trail itself measures out to be 4.5 miles in length.
The trail is fully accessible to hikers, while mountain bikers and equestrians can only access approximately 2.5 miles of the Dixon trail.