Cheyenne Mountain State Park turns 10

Teams competed in an Adventure Race to help Cheyenne Mountain State Park celebrate its 10th Anniversary/FOX21News Abbie Burke

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th year of service this summer, one local park is celebrating a big milestone of its own.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park turned 10 Saturday, and celebrated by offering free park admission as well as an adventure race.

The race featured stations and activities scattered throughout the park and included a costume contest, prizes and more.

“We are the only state park in El Paso County, so if they are familiar with Colorado State Parks and what we offer as an agency statewide I think they would be pleased with what they find here,” said park manager Mitchell Martin.

If you missed Saturday’s event, no worries. The park offers activities all summer long, along with 61 campsites, 22 miles of trails, picnic areas and an archery range.

“This is a great place to bring your family for many different reasons. It’s close to town, it’s an easy drive. We’re right off I-25, next to Fort Carson, beautiful views, lots of wildlife, lots of family stuff people can do,” said ranger Jason Hagan.

You can find out more about the park and its programs at http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CheyenneMountain .

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