Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s programs for families and youngsters continue through Labor Day Weekend with hikes and other fun events to connect everyone with nature and the outdoors. For more information on any of the following programs, please call the park at 719-576-2016. The activities are free with admission to the park, $7 per vehicle or an annual parks pass.
Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.
Full Moon Hike
Location: Visitor Center Parking Lot
A blue moon (two full moons in one month) is rare, but happening this month! Join us for a blue moon hike under the bright night sky. Program length is approximately 1.5 hour. For ages seven and up.
Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. Family Mystery Hike
Location: Visitor Center
This naturalist-led hike challenges families to solve a puzzle, riddle or mystery as they walk and search for hidden clues along a one-mile, easy trail. Program length is approximately 1.5 hours. For ages five and up.
Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. Wildlife Encounters
Location: Camper Services
Do you have the right stuff to be a Junior Park Ranger? Get a head start by picking up a Junior Ranger training booklet at the Visitor Center or Camper Services or receive one at class time. Seven-to-12-year-olds can earn a Junior Ranger badge and/or colorful patch depending on levels completed. Program length is approximately 1.5 hours.
Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.
How Do Animals Prepare for Winter?
Winter brings with it a variety of challenges for survival. Each animal has its own unique way of coping with the harsh conditions. Learn how migration, hibernation, and adaptation play a role in lives of Cheyenne Mountain inhabitants. For all ages.
Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.
On the Trail with Dancing Bears
Join a Park Ranger for a fun-filled, interactive program about black bears, including the bear dance. For all ages.