Valuable Work Preserved in Stone
Some of the stonework in Cheyenne Cañon is from the Civilian Conservation Corps Era of the 1930's and the 1940's. The C.C.C. was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" to put people to work during The Great Depression. Their noble mission was to protect the nation's natural resources.
The Walls protect our Resources and our Visitors
The stone stairways and walls along this trail are of historic and artistic value. Walls and fences are designed to protect our natural resourses. People cutting across trails and killing the ground cover plants that should hold the soil in place have increased extreme soil erosion. The walls in the Cañon are also to protect visitors from serious accidents. Please protect the park and yourself by staying on the designated trails while visiting Cheyenne Cañon Park.