One of the fun things to do in Colorado Springs is to learn a little about the history of Cheyenne Mountain. The area grew in popularity during 1956 when the commander of the Continental Air Defense Command, General Earle E. Partridge, suggested that the Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs complex be constructed. The General envisaged an underground center for combat operations that would replace the above-ground facility that was located at Ent Air Force Base.
It was agreed that the complex would serve as the base to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. You will find the complex just outside Cheyenne Mountain, towards the southwest of Colorado Springs.
Today, the complex serves as an alternate command center and also as a training site for new crew recruits.
More Fun Facts Cheyenne Mountain
Here are a few more fun facts Cheyenne Mountain:
• Cheyenne Mountain is home to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
• You will also find the stunning Cheyenne Mountain State Park in the area
• The Pikes Peak Region is where you will find Fort Carson, Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB, among many others
• The region is also home to a major attraction, the United States Air Force Academy
• The film WarGames was partly set at the NORAD facility in 1983
• Cheyenne Mountain is home to the U.S. Stargate Command in the television series Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe and Stargate SG-1
• The TV series Jeremiah, which ran between 2002 – 2004 was set in and around Cheyenne Mountain. In the show, the area is usually referred to as “Thunder Mountain.”
If you’d like to explore the rich history and fun facts Cheyenne Mountain has to offer, book your stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. After a day of exploring, come back and relax in our stunning setting, complete with comfortable accommodations and convenient amenities.