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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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  • We were disappointed that the 7 Falls was gated and only Broodmore buses were allowed in. So we took a drive and stumbled on the Helen Hunt falls and were very pleased that this wasn't gated and was o...  more »
  • A must visit for anyone with time for one of the best drives they can take or wanting a day out in nature. From the breathtaking views to the varies hiking spots my wife and I can't stop making drives...  more »
  • Best thing about Helen Hunt Falls is that it's free and open to the public. Open year-round, flowing freely or frozen over, it's awesome to see and explore during any season. Mild trails take you near...  more »