Cheyenne Mountain State Park
You may have noticed some friendly faces around the park in bright green t-shirts. These dedicated volunteers are part of Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s Bike and Trail Ambassador Program, the first and only of its kind in the Colorado State Parks system. Twenty volunteers, on foot or on two wheels, take to the park’s trails to check on trail conditions and interact with park visitors. They are available to answer questions, provide park information and to check on visitor’s well-being. They also encourage visitors to follow Leave No Trace principles of good stewardship of the natural resources of the park. The ambassadors are identified by distinctive forest green t-shirts with “Trail Ambassador” on the back and front, which were supplied by the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. They also wear Colorado Parks and Wildlife name tags. Visitor response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive, with visitors welcoming the presence of additional monitoring of the park and the availability of park experts to answer questions. During July & August, 500+ visitors were greeted/assisted and 300+ miles of trails were hiked by Ambassadors. Examples of other important things noted and completed by Trail Ambassadors: overgrowth conditions, downed trees, rogue trails discovered and closed, debris and trash removed from trails, and much, much more!
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