Just two miles round trip, Mt. Cutler is a nice and easy hike that’s great for families. It’s located in North Cheyenne Canon Park, about a mile and a half from the main gate where Cheyenne Blvd. meets Evans Ave., which is also where the (free) Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center is located.
The trail is just over two miles round trip, and was a pretty easy traverse. A stretch of some loose rock next to a drop-off might be nerve-wracking for with small children but that was very short-lived.
This is a hiking-only trail, meaning no bikes or horses. Dogs are allowed, but as with almost all local trails, must be on a leash (please and thank you!).
There are some great views along the hike and from the summit, and it was fun to hear and see (a little bit of) Seven Falls near the top of the trail.
At the summit, there’s a bench if you need a rest.
Parking is tricky during the summer, as the lot for this trailhead is not terribly big and it’s a very popular trail. We went on a morning late in August and had no issues getting a spot, but the park was much more crowded when we visited another trail earlier in the summer, so it’s probably a good idea to have an alternate plan in mind if you are going during busier times of year.
You can also branch off about halfway up this hike to the Mt. Muscoco trail, which is about 4 miles round trip.
You can see details on this and trails in North Cheyenne Canon Park here. Helen Hunt Falls/Silver Cascade Falls is another fun hike in this park.
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