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.
For Helen Hunt Falls and beyond, use our Colorado Springs day trip planning site to get the most from your Colorado Springs vacation.
Helen Hunt Falls Reviews
So let’s be real here, most people aren’t going to drive far to see awesome things, and when they do it won’t be Helen Hunt falls. This place is a victim of over-use in my opinion, with crowds and... more »
Stopped at Helen Hunt Falls while on a guided tour. Did not realize we would be stopping here but was a very pleasant surprise. Wish we could have spent more time here to discover everything it had... 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.
Plan your trip to Colorado Springs
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
Side trips from Colorado Springs
View all ›
Hidden gems in Colorado Springs
Kid-friendly things to do in Colorado Springs
Nearby attractions in Colorado Springs
Plans to Helen Hunt Falls by other users
7 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium