Helen Hunt Falls is a waterfall located on Cheyenne Creek in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park of Colorado Springs, Colorado.For Helen Hunt Falls and beyond, use our Colorado Springs day trip planning site to get the most from your Colorado Springs vacation.
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.
Helen Hunt Falls reviews
Easy to get to, be advised the access road is rather winding. These are free and were not overly crowded when we visited The falls are pleasant but on the smaller side. Nice hiking trail above them..... more »
Pretty, very "average" waterfall. The parking lot is VERY SMALL and there aren't signs or trail maps available to help people navigate from one parking lot to the falls. We had to ask folks getting.... more »
This is my favorite park Plenty of trails, great views. Humming birds can be spotted best part it is free.
This was nice fall. Open 5:00 AM to 11:00PM, just 100 meter from parking. You can see it from car also.
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