Cheyenne Mountain State Park mulls over being dog-friendly permanently

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Man's best friend may get to permanently enjoy some of the trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

This summer a test began to let dogs hike on designated trails at the park, which is south of Colorado Springs. Park management thinks the trial was a success and wants the good times to continue for dogs and their owners.

“We received a lot of favorable comments,” Park Manager Mitch Martin said. “Our campers were pleased and the change in policy brought in new visitors to the park. So we will be making a recommendation to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to change this regulation permanently.”

Before dogs and their owners can celebrate, the commission needs to give the recommendation a final approval. The change could take several months. In the meantime, dogs will still be allowed on select trails.

The trails that permit four-legged furry friends are: Acorn Alley, Bobcat Way, Raccoon Ridge and a portion of Soaring Kestrel.

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