Helen Hunt Falls, Colorado Springs

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Waterfall · Nature / Park
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.
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  • took a drive up the mountain road and stumbled across it. steep challenging .3 mile hike but the trail is well maintained and the scenery is magnificent. lots of places to park and the base was...  more »
  • If you want to see more than just the falls near the parking lot be prepared for a steep hike up. The views are worth it, but be aware of weather. We got caught in a sudden thunderstorm, but we...  more »
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  • 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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