Cheyenne Mountain massif

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This article is about the landform. For namesakes, see Cheyenne Mountain (disambiguation).
Cheyenne Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain.jpg
The eastward spur of Cheyenne Mountain has a NORAD military installation (excavations for roads, parking etc. at bottom). Blue Mountain is in the background (upper left).
Elevation 9,570. ft (2,917 m)[1][2]
Prominence 1,141 ft (348 m)[3]
Isolation 1.86 mi (2.99 km)[3]
Cheyenne Mountain is located in Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain
Location El Paso County, Colorado, U.S.[4]
Range Front Range, Pikes Peak Massif[3]
Coordinates 38°44′13″N 104°52′51″W / 38.7370372°N 104.8808817°W / 38.7370372; -104.8808817Coordinates: 38°44′13″N 104°52′51″W / 38.7370372°N 104.8808817°W / 38.7370372; -104.8808817[1]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Big Chief, Colorado[3]

Cheyenne Mountain is a summit near Pikes Peak[4] 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"),[5] and a southern extent of the city (Colfax Terrace) is east of the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker and along the Veterans Memorial Highway (Colorado 115.svg).

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 bound on the south by Rock Creek[disambiguation needed].[6]


Notable places of the eastern area and its foothill slopes are (north-to-south):

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  1. ^ a b "CHEYENNE". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ The elevation of Cheyenne Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.221 m (+4.01 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d "Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado". Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Cheyenne Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "title tbd". The Gazette. November 21, 1992. 
  6. ^ "Rock Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  7. ^ 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  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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