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City of Colorado Springs Draft Park System Master Plan

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Master Plan draft has been presented to the public for review. You may download the plan here, City Draft Master Plan. The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon Board of Directors has reviewed the plan and presented their comments to the City. You may read our letter to the city at this link, FOCC comments to draft plan. You may send your personal comments to the city at parksmasterplan@springsgov.com Deadline for comments is July 31, 2014.

Columbine Trail

This trail makes its way up the Cañon from behind the Starsmore Discovery Center to the Upper Columbine trailhead near Helen Hunt Falls. The Mid Columbine trailhead is about 1 mile up the road from the main park gate by the Starsmore Discovery Center. The Upper Columbine trailhead is about 350 feet east of Helen Hunt Falls. Hikers, cyclists and equestrians can use this trail.

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Seven Bridges

Length: About 1.5 miles one way. Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet General Description: The trailhead is directly off the closed portion of Gold Camp Rd. (on the west side).  Park at the intersection of Gold Camp Rd., High Dr. and Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Hike past the gate, which is in the northwest corner of the parking area, and follow the closed portion of Gold Camp

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