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Date Saturday  5/25/2019
End Date Saturday  5/25/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Dixon Trail to Dragon's Backbone - Cheyenne Mtn State Park
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Denise Snow
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 15.5
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance


Cheyenne Mountain State Park - meet at the Visitor's Center parking lot

For more info Contact

Denise Snow; 719-687-9576,


We will start on the Talon trail and then take the North Talon trail. We then will connect to the Dixon trail and long switchbacks will take us up through the valley, past stunning rock formations, and even a 1957 plane crash site. We will eventually reach the Dragon's Backbone, a 0.85 mile one way trail that the Park rates as extreme. This trail follows the rocky ridgeline that comprises the top of Cheyenne Mountain. The views from atop its overlooks are worth every grueling, rocky step. There are a few places with easy scrambling and mild exposure. If everyone one is up for it, we will scramble to the top of Robber's Roost, a spectacular viewpoint of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.