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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 »
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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!

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