Looking Down North Cheyenne Cañon

View down North Cheyenne Cañon from Tunnel #3 after a fresh snowfall.

Long-needed paving and expansion of the "gravel pit" or "Four-Corners" parking area in North Cheyenne Cañon Park will start May 3 and is expected to take several weeks. Originally, Gold Camp Road was to be closed to all but construction vehicles, leaving North Cheyenne Road open to visitor traffic.

However, a large boulder rolled down onto Gold Camp Road last week, closing it to all traffic and complicating plans for the project. Gold Camp Road belongs to the U.S. Forest Service and it is responsible for clearing the boulder, which could take several weeks, according to Colorado Springs Parks Senior Planner David Deitemeyer. Construction traffic for project will have to use North Cheyenne Road and the parks department closed all of North Cheyenne Cañon Park to vehicles, Monday through Friday, until Memorial Day weekend.

Visitors will still be able to access the parks trails on bike, foot or horseback on weekdays, from trailheads on the periphery of the park. North Cheyenne Cañon Road will be open to vehicles to Helen Hunt Falls on weekends. 

Maybe this is a good time to try some new trails. 

Be Good. Do Good Things.

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