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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  • Wanted to get out and about but because I've been having issues with my piriformis, didn't want to overdue it. My husband found this trail that is not strenuous and runs along the creek. It was... 
    Wanted to get out and about but because I've been having issues with my piriformis, didn't want to overdue it. My husband found this trail that is not strenuous and runs along the creek. It was...  more »
  • Our group of 11 consisted of two around 50yrs, two around 30yrs, a teenager, and 6 children (ages 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 1). The one-year-old was in a hiking carrier. We hiked to the top of the trail. The... 
    Our group of 11 consisted of two around 50yrs, two around 30yrs, a teenager, and 6 children (ages 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 1). The one-year-old was in a hiking carrier. We hiked to the top of the trail. The...  more »
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  • The trail up to Helen Falls was beautiful!!! There was a lot of incline and decent terrain. Bring water hiking shoes and plan on at least a 4+ hour hike due to needing rest and enjoyment of the view along the way. Its a 4 mile hike from the visitor center. I would leave early in the morning for a cool start. It's a good workout.
  • We go every weekend,. I've hiked the east side from visitor's center to Helen Hunt Falls and back. 7 bridges is a family favorite. Plan to explore all of Daniels Pass area. Great time, beautiful views changing throughout the year.

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