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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  • I had read in forums that it was not worth going to 7 falls already that these were the same but without entry pay. The place is nice and there is a pleasant walk to the top, but is a bit poor compared to 7 falls. If you have time you can visit the 2 but only if there's time for 1 unhesitatingly choose 7 falls.
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  • The whole park - North Cheyenne Canyon Park - is well maintained and free to visit. Helen Hunt Falls is an acceptable substitution to Seven Falls if you are budget conscious.  more »
  • More of a city park than anything. Its nice, don't get me wrong, we've seen better falls. Some of the trails in the area were nice, but quite a few people.  more »

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