Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Zook Loop

Colorado Springs, CO
Length: 1.10 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This 1.1 mile loop trail is a great toddler friendly hike within the Cheyenne Mountain State Park.  All-terrain strollers can be used if the trail is dry, and usually during the summer months it is clear of snow, ice, and mud.  The trailhead features a playground, covered picnic area, and indoor restrooms that are open all year round. This trail features a ‘rock garden’ at the midpoint, where you can stop for a snack break and allow kids to play and climb around.  No dogs are allowed on this trail.  On your way in or out of the park, you can stop at the visitor center and explore.  There is also camping options within the park.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 127 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Picnic Area, Playground, Shelter, and Visitor Center

‘Rock Garden’ that is fun for kids to play around and it is shaded.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $7.00

$7.00 daily pass or annual pass can be purchased. Paved parking at the trailhead.

Trail Contributor

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I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2017.  I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.