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 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. The falls are located on North Cheyenne Creek immediately off of 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 up a moderately steep trail above Helen Hunt Falls to reach Silver Cascade Falls.

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  • Such a beautiful waterfall to visit and it is surprisingly close and easy to get to from Downtown Colorado Springs. There is a decent parking area near to the falls but, even if the parking is full, i...  more »
  • Make sure you have water and are accustomed to the elevation as this is a great place for a hike (good trails) but the elevation will kick you butt. The falls are at the beginning of the trail that ta...  more »
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  • This is a favorite place to go hiking, enjoy the waterfall and the visitor center's pretty nice. There are quite a few trails in the area as well as places to picnic and just enjoy a day out in the country although only minutes from town.we've been here so many times and whenever we have out of town guests we often end up at Helen Hunt falls.
  • This is a beautiful natural waterfall, with a steep stairway climb beside it. Those hardy enough to make the one-third mile up can enjoy majestic scenery with a view out over Colorado Springs, as well as the waterfall. The path was icy and very slippery in spots, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Small children will not be able to make it all the way. Our 11-year-old twins sprinted right up.

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