Being born and raised in Colorado for 35 years, I've heard about NORAD and Cheyenne Mountain all throughout my life. However, I've never been there for, well, I would say obvious reasons, but I've always been intrigued by the fact that a government facility is literally inside of a mountain.

Apparently, NORAD has moved locations, but Colorado Springs' Cheyenne Mountain is still occupied by a government facility that employs a sizeable staff roughly 2000 feet underground.

The facility is equipped to withstand serious foreign attacks if need be, as well as natural disasters such as earthquakes.

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Southern Colorado residents likely drive past Cheyenne Mountain frequently, as I did when I lived there, but few know what it looks like or what exactly goes on down there.

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