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City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks, Trails & Open Space / Parks / Regional Parks / North Cheyenne Canon / Valuable Stone Work

Valuable Work Preserved in Stone

Rock Stairway in the Caņon
Rock Stairway in the Canon
Extensive rock walls and beautiful bridges may be seen throughout North Cheyenne Caņon. Some of the bridges date as early as 1914. The Starsmore Discovery Center at the base of the Caņon is an outstanding example of stone craftsmanship. The 1918 Starsmore Home is now a free Visitor Center for Cheyenne Caņon.

Some of the stonework in Cheyenne Caņon 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 Caņon are also to protect visitors from serious accidents. Please protect the park and yourself by staying on the designated trails while visiting Cheyenne Caņon Park.