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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 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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  • This is in a beautiful Canyon and you don't have to hike to the Helen Hunt Falls but if you take a short hike up some fairly steep hills there is another fall but it's not as impressive as the bottom ...  more »
  • We didn't have much time to spend but we did enjoy a quick hike up the well-built trail...mostly stairs with rails. This isn't exactly a big hike for the high adventure seeker, but a good one if you h...  more »
  • This was a fun little hike in Colorado Springs. The kids got their pictures by the falls and it was a great hike to the top.  more »

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