North Cheyenne Canon Park, Colorado Springs

4.8
#1 of 6 in Wildlife in El Paso County
North Cheyenne Canon Park is a part of the Colorado Springs park system. The park was created in 1885 and has been a heavenly retreat for locals and tourists alike since then. The park has over 1,000 acres full of trails and scenic views for everyone to enjoy.

There are also two visitor centers in the park. The Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center is open from April to October. Days and hours of operation vary. Generally, Starsmore is open Tuesday-Saturday in the spring/fall and open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

Admission is always free to enter the park and the nature centers.

The park offers many great programs and events all through the year. Every spring and fall, thousands of elementary students from the Pikes Peak Region will attend programs at Starsmore. These paid programs can be scheduled by calling 719-386-6088. Major events are held in the park as well. The Hummingbird Experience happens every May, the Canvases in the Canon happens in August, and the Halloween Costume Carnival happens the weekend before Halloween in October. New events and programs are always being offered, so please call for new details!

At Helen Hunt Falls, during the summer season, many daily programs are offered. The teen volunteers offer donation based presentations on local geology, hummingbirds, gold panning, and more! Hummingbird post cards are offered inside the nature center for people to color for a small donation. FREE guided hikes are offered three times a day or by request.
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  • This is an amazing park, with an endless number of trails to explore. By far the best in the Springs. You can hike to the top of a mountain, hike along a stream with waterfalls, or just simply hike al...  more »
  • Also known as Hellen Hunt Falls. The 1st falls is awesome, the 2nd was also beautiful but the 3rd part was not as expected but was a decent hike with all the steps. Make sure you keep driving up the r...  more »
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  • An amazing place to hike. Beautiful views the whole time and not very busy due being a large area. Hiking is difficult at times with steep switchbacks and loose soil. There are multiple Trail Heads to start from. Definitely recommend.
  • A series of trails and areas off trail to explore. Can get crowded during nice weather but hike a little farther then the crowd to enjoy some space. Great views everywhere. Dogs are allowed but again it's a shared trail with bikes and groups of people so know your dog well.

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