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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 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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  • These falls are not very big. But the drive up very beautiful. You can walk above the falls. Great location for nice pictures. 
    These falls are not very big. But the drive up very beautiful. You can walk above the falls. Great location for nice pictures.  more »
  • The falls are loveley and right next to the parking lot. There are planty of trails there, and nearby. I went off season, and saw only one other family there, but I imagine it could be very crowded.....  more
    The falls are loveley and right next to the parking lot. There are planty of trails there, and nearby. I went off season, and saw only one other family there, but I imagine it could be very crowded.....  more »
  • The falls are close and easy to access. The visitors center is small and the staff are very nice. There are lots of people in the summer visiting and hiking the area. Nice little stream the kids... 
    The falls are close and easy to access. The visitors center is small and the staff are very nice. There are lots of people in the summer visiting and hiking the area. Nice little stream the kids...  more »
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  • My favorite hike for the past eight years to take my little boys too. It’s absolutely gorgeous with a beautiful waterfall and a quick hike full of stairs too the top view in which they feel accomplished doing always. My three year old wakes me up begging to go climb the mountain. If you haven’t been here it’s definetly worth going and free.
  • Really lovely waterfall. I went after the visitors center was closed for the year and it was definitely still worth going to admire the beautiful falls. We saw some deer driving into the site. I'd love to go back and hike the trail!
  • Beautiful ….. lovely ….. amazing….. it is so beautiful and worth visiting. The hike is short and less stressful. We had a small picnic there. So relaxing. Be sure to collect you stuffs and trash. We need to keep our nature clean and intact. Start early morning or late noon. Best time to Beat the heat during summer.
  • Helen Hunt Falls is a really nice and pretty site to stop by while visiting Colorado Springs. It's very close to the road, so you are not require to hike. There is a flight of steps to the topcof the falls, but only if you want to see it from above. It's very clean and easy to reach.
  • Great little hiking area for the afternoon. Its kind of steep so be sure to wear the proper footwear. Great scenery and lovely views. I highly recommend visiting here at least once if your touring in the Colorado area.

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