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 road going to Helen Hunt Falls was closed. We hiked the downhill hike to go see it. The falls are not that big but were pretty and had a good water flow. Very peaceful. 
    The road going to Helen Hunt Falls was closed. We hiked the downhill hike to go see it. The falls are not that big but were pretty and had a good water flow. Very peaceful.  more »
  • Cool drive through the canyon to get there. Plenty of parking and a gift shop. Waterfall near the parking lot for people to see and others can hike up the path to another waterfall but that one... 
    Cool drive through the canyon to get there. Plenty of parking and a gift shop. Waterfall near the parking lot for people to see and others can hike up the path to another waterfall but that one...  more »
  • Nice view from the falls from the parking area - so if you have limited mobility you can still get a good view of the falls. If you are feeling like taking a bunch of stairs, you can hike up to the... 
    Nice view from the falls from the parking area - so if you have limited mobility you can still get a good view of the falls. If you are feeling like taking a bunch of stairs, you can hike up to the...  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.
  • Make sure you are in good shape and don't have any knee problems.
  • Good leg work out due to many steps but the beauty has no words. Great for family pictures and a quick inspiring hike.
  • Nice waterfall, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff in the visitor center. Best part was the hike up to the lookout point, absolutely amazing views

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