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Road trip hike: Trail 717A Loop; and the North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan


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  • Bob Falcone
Starting on the outskirts of Woodland Park, this loop of Forest Service Trail 717A, Forest Service Road 308 and an unnamed power line access trail has some nice views of Pikes Peak, and some historical ruins. Parts of this hike can be busy with off-road motorized vehicle traffic, especially on weekends.

To get there: Take U.S. 24 west from Colorado Springs. Go through Woodland Park and to the traffic light at Teller County Road 25, and turn right. Follow CR 25 for 2.8 miles to the parking lot and trailhead.

North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan open house

An open house for North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan will take place on March 6th from 6:00-7:30PM at the Kiva Room in Cheyenne Mountain High School. There will be displays for each part of the master and management plans for the park, with Colorado Springs Parks staff and also local experts available to answer any questions. (Disclosure: I will be manning one of the displays as a volunteer expert).

Happy trails!

Bob Falcone is a retired firefighter, photographer, hiker, college instructor, business owner and author of Hiking Bob's Tips, Tricks and Trails, available via his website. He has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 25 years. Follow him on Twitter (@hikingbob), Facebook (Hiking Bob), Instagram (@HikingBob_CO) or visit his website ( E-mail questions, comments, suggestions, etc to Bob:


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