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.Images
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  • We were looking to kill some time in Colorado Springs and learned about this on Tripadvisor. Really nice drive with lots of pull off points. We drove to the falls and it was a nice, easy walk. This ti...  more »
  • Helen Hunt Falls has always been a nice FREE place to get out into a natural waterfall area that has a bridge over the fall and trails for hiking and has become one of my favorite places to take out o...  more »
  • If you're up for a small hike that has a walkway path this is it it can be slippery with wet or iced so recommend going during a dry day  more »
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  • Beautiful place. I came in the Winter season during 2015. I had a broken hand at the time. I recall sliding down a rock face and using my cast as a drag to slow me down. It was a fine time.
  • The best part of Helen Hunt Falls is the drive up from Bear Creek Nature Center. The way takes you through an easy mountain road with views of Colorado Springs and 2 mountain tunnels. The falls are popular with kids and adults. There are many areas to stop and hike along the way. There is a pathway past the falls up the mountainside. If you like hiking up a mountain stairway path, this is for you. We didn't go up all the way but it's on our list.
  • Fun place to take visitors to the spring. Beautiful views.
  • A must visit spot while you are in the Colorado Springs area. The ride, either up or down, is absolutely breathtaking and amazing. The waterfalls are so pretty to look at and listen to. In the winter, they freeze up leaving only a trickle of water running beneath the ice.
  • Very nice trip fom Colorado Springs especially at summer time. Fresh air, clear water and nice smell of the surrounding trees. You can walk the small trail from the visitor center which is easy to walk and in short distance. Kids got the chance to wash "gold" at the vistor center which was amazing for them and they wanted to return at the next day. Rangers were absolutely friendly and beeing there as german stranger was more than amszing for them. We will return at our next visit to Coiorado Springs!
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