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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 Starsmoor 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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  • It's one of the tourist stops along the canyon tour...the falls pretty much frozen but was not that impressed. It is a nice spot to stop and reflect a bit....very restful atmosphere. 
  • Good, short trail to observe a pretty waterfall and mountain area. This is a fairly easy trail that is heavily trafficked. Not too time consuming and worth visiting if you're in the area. Best of all,...  more »
  • We live in Springs and this is one of our favorite places to head for a quick hike or to sit quietly and relax. It is a popular tourist spot so can be congested in peak times, but still worth the visi...  more »