North Cheyenne Canon Park, Colorado Springs

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North Cheyenne Canon Park is a part of the Colorado Springs park system. The park was created in 1885 and has been a heavenly retreat for locals and tourists alike since then. The park has over 1,000 acres full of trails and scenic views for everyone to enjoy.

There are also two visitor centers in the park. The Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center is open from April to October. Days and hours of operation vary. Generally, Starsmore is open Tuesday-Saturday in the spring/fall and open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

Admission is always free to enter the park and the nature centers.

The park offers many great programs and events all through the year. Every spring and fall, thousands of elementary students from the Pikes Peak Region will attend programs at Starsmore. These paid programs can be scheduled by calling 719-386-6088. Major events are held in the park as well. The Hummingbird Experience happens every May, the Canvases in the Canon happens in August, and the Halloween Costume Carnival happens the weekend before Halloween in October. New events and programs are always being offered, so please call for new details!

At Helen Hunt Falls, during the summer season, many daily programs are offered. The teen volunteers offer donation based presentations on local geology, hummingbirds, gold panning, and more! Hummingbird post cards are offered inside the nature center for people to color for a small donation. FREE guided hikes are offered three times a day or by request.
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  • Having this canyon in our city is amazing--there are a ton of hikes and the views are incredible. You can't go wrong with any hike in the park! 
    Having this canyon in our city is amazing--there are a ton of hikes and the views are incredible. You can't go wrong with any hike in the park!  more »
  • Great Hiking Trails.. Beautiful scenery. Good trail marks all the way up and down. There are many trails split out. Love it... 
    Great Hiking Trails.. Beautiful scenery. Good trail marks all the way up and down. There are many trails split out. Love it...  more »
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  • Absolutely lovely place with streams, waterfalls, mountains and canyons. Many lovely trails of varying degrees of of length and difficulty. Seven Bridges is nice. The mountain hikes are cool. From part of one you can see part of seven falls area. (maybe not the actual falls though.) The water fall hike that is at the parking area at the sharp turn is wonderful but not too hard. In winter I'd recommend micro spikes or moosetrax. Some places can be icy.
  • Gorgeous! Come prepared to hike! Water, snacks, charged phone, camera, the right shoes, and sunblock! Compass and map not a bad idea either. This place is beautiful to take the family for nature hike or for a date! To go meditate! To just relax in nature! You do need to be able to hike! You'll want good shoes on! Tons of trails. Great place for a picnic!

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