Blackmer Loop—Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

Blackmer Loop—Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Blackmer Loop—Cheyenne Mountain State Park Professional Guide

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"Twist and turn up and down along the pleasant Blackmer Loop on the toe of Cheyenne Mountain. After passing a group of car-size boulders, you’ll come upon one with a ponderosa pine growing out of it. The trail generally travels in ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest, but occasional openings present expansive views of Fort Carson and the eastern plains and of rugged Cheyenne Mountain to the west. Rustic remnants of ranching lie unused in fields along the north section of trail. Interpretive signs along Blackmer Loop and Zook Loop explain different park features."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo
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"This secluded hike traverses through grassy meadows, scrub oak thickets, and ponderosa pine woods in the western sector of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The 3.5-mile-long Blackmer Loop Trail, threading through shallow ravines and contouring across gentle hillsides, is one of the best easy day hikes not only in the 1,680-acre Cheyenne Mountain State Park but also in the entire Colorado Springs area. The singletrack path, shared with mountain bikers, offers great hiking as well as lots of solitude, interesting plant communities, plenty of wildlife, and great views of Cheyenne Mountain towering above. No dogs allowed." Read more

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Trail Information

Colorado Springs
Nearby City
525 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 2.5 hours
Best April through November. Open year-round.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road, Colorado Springs; 719-576-2016;
Local Contacts
USGS Cheyenne Mountain
Local Maps

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Dec 2018