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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  • While not the most impressive waterfalls in terms of height, the drive up through Cheyenne Canyon was indeed beautiful and worth the trip. There are several places to pull off and picnic by the...  more »
  • Helen Hunt falls (not the actress!) is a lovely spot and quite serene. The road to the falls is a bit narrow so be careful driving up. Lots of bike riders and hikers. The area around the falls is...  more »
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  • This is my favorite park Plenty of trails, great views. Humming birds can be spotted best part it is free.
  • This was nice fall. Open 5:00 AM to 11:00PM, just 100 meter from parking. You can see it from car also.

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