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Helen Hunt Falls, Colorado Springs

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Helen Hunt Falls is a waterfall located on Cheyenne Creek in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The falls are located on North Cheyenne Creek immediately off North Cheyenne Canyon Road in the North Cheyenne Canyon Park. There is parking for about 30 vehicles at the falls and it becomes crowded early during summer months when visits to the canyon are popular among locals and tourists. The Columbine Trail, which starts at the entrance of the Park by the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, terminates at Helen Hunt Falls. Visitors can hike a short distance of about 2/3 of a mile (1.1 km) up a moderately steep trail above Helen Hunt Falls to reach Silver Cascade Falls.

The falls are named in honor of Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885), a United States poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government. She died in San Francisco, California in 1885 and was later buried in Colorado Springs.
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  • The falls are close and easy to access. The visitors center is small and the staff are very nice. There are lots of people in the summer visiting and hiking the area. Nice little stream the kids... 
    The falls are close and easy to access. The visitors center is small and the staff are very nice. There are lots of people in the summer visiting and hiking the area. Nice little stream the kids...  more »
  • Beautiful falls and nice winding road drive up through the park. Parking near the falls is not ample. While the falls are visible from the parking lot, enjoy some additional sights with a long... 
    Beautiful falls and nice winding road drive up through the park. Parking near the falls is not ample. While the falls are visible from the parking lot, enjoy some additional sights with a long...  more »
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  • Beautiful ….. lovely ….. amazing….. it is so beautiful and worth visiting. The hike is short and less stressful. We had a small picnic there. So relaxing. Be sure to collect you stuffs and trash. We need to keep our nature clean and intact. Start early morning or late noon. Best time to Beat the heat during summer.
  • Helen Hunt Falls is a really nice and pretty site to stop by while visiting Colorado Springs. It's very close to the road, so you are not require to hike. There is a flight of steps to the topcof the falls, but only if you want to see it from above. It's very clean and easy to reach.

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