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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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  • The waterfall is just off the road so no walking is required. If you have time drive past the waterfall and go back to Colorado Sprigs via the dirt road (Gold Camp Road) with a couple of tunnels cut f...  more »
  • This is a nice drive to the top to see the Falls- the road is a bit windy but is scenic and nice. The falls are visible from the parking area- or you can hike a bit up to the top. There is an addition...  more »
  • We stopped by on a day we didn't have much planned just to get out of the hotel a little bit more. We were sore and worried that this was going to be a lot of walking, but we were pleasantly surprised...  more »

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