Cheyenne Mountain massif
|Elevation||9,564 ft (2,915 m)|
|Location||El Paso County, Colorado, U.S.
(massif partially in Pike National Forest
and Colorado Springs, Colorado)
|Range||Front Range, Rocky Mountains|
Triple point between the mountain and the northward & eastward spurs
Cheyenne Mountain is a summit near Pikes Peak and colloquially (e.g., mountaineering) the entire massif which has its western portion in the Pike National Forest. The eastward massif spur toward Fort Carson has numerous namesakes for the summit to the west, including the "Cheyenne Mountain antenna farm" on a separate summit and below, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. On the northward spur of both the Cheyenne Mountain summit and the antenna farm summit is The Horns, a summit at the end of the namesake Cheyenne Mountain Road. On the north slope foothills are Colorado Springs neighborhoods (e.g., "Broadmoor" and "Stratton Meadows"), and a southern extent of the city (Colfax Terrace) is east of the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker and along the Veterans Memorial Highway ().
The massif of Cheyenne Mountain is bounded on the north by Cheyenne Creek and on the west by a portion of South Cheyenne Creek and one of its branches along Old Stage Road (former railbed). Cheyenne Mountain is bounded on the south by Rock Creek[disambiguation needed].
Notable places of the eastern area and its foothill slopes are (north-to-south):
- Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
- The Broadmoor near Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard
- Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun on Cheyenne Mountain Road
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
- foundation of the former Cheyenne Mountain Lodge at The Horns
- former Ski Broadmoor on the east slope from The Horns
- Cheyenne Mountain antenna farm on top of an east summit and outside of the National Forest
- Cheyenne Mountain site, with an amateur radio antenna moved uphill in 2009 from the 1996 site at the Colorado Repeater Association building
- Colorado Springs city limit along the nuclear bunker's NORAD Road
- Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station
- Cheyenne Mountain State Park
- May Natural History Museum of the Tropics
- "Cheyenne Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
- "The Horns". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
- USGS (The National Map Viewer). National Hydrography Dataset (Map). NationalMap.gov. http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/?p=default&b=base1&x=-11676852.319034848&y=4683632.762775149&l=16&sc=0&v=TNM_DRG%3A0%3B1%3B2%2Cnhdgeo%3A1%3B2%3B3%3B4%3B5%3B7%3B8%3B9%3B10%3B11%3B12%3B13. Retrieved 2012-07-23. (lowest saddle on drainage divide
- "title tbd". The Gazette. November 21, 1992.
- "Rock Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- Duehr, Nate ("Last Modified: 2 September 2005). "Cheyenne Mountain Site". Colorado Repeater Association. Retrieved 2012-07-24. "The repeater was moved to the Cheyenne Mountain radio site on July 6, 1996, from its previous site in northeast Colorado Springs. ... What's New at the CRA! [page:] Various Dates 2009 - The technical crew worked on moving the Colorado Springs repeater system from the old "historic" Amateur Radio building on Cheyenne Mtn to a new facility further uphill, but slightly behind the top of the mountain"