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Helen Hunt Falls, Colorado Springs

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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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  • After hiking Garden of the Gods and Florissant National Monument, I was hiked out, so we drove the narrow, winding road to Helen Hunt Falls. This was the first week of October, so the leaves were turn...  read more »
  • We enjoyed our first morning of our Colorado trip hiking up to Helen Falls. It was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. What a great way to start the day. :-) 
  • We had a quick trip here on the way back to the airport. The falls are very easy to get to but we visited in September and they weren't at full flow so weren't the most spectactular. Its free to get i...  read more »
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