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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  • The road going to Helen Hunt Falls was closed. We hiked the downhill hike to go see it. The falls are not that big but were pretty and had a good water flow. Very peaceful. 
    The road going to Helen Hunt Falls was closed. We hiked the downhill hike to go see it. The falls are not that big but were pretty and had a good water flow. Very peaceful.  more »
  • Cool drive through the canyon to get there. Plenty of parking and a gift shop. Waterfall near the parking lot for people to see and others can hike up the path to another waterfall but that one... 
    Cool drive through the canyon to get there. Plenty of parking and a gift shop. Waterfall near the parking lot for people to see and others can hike up the path to another waterfall but that one...  more »
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  • Beautiful, accessible waterfall. Limited handicapped parking right in front of falls.
  • One of my very favorite places to linger longer✨🥰

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