Helen Hunt Falls

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Helen Hunt Falls is a pictographic waterfall in Colorado Springs' North Cheyenne Canyon Park. It is a popular tourist and local destination known for its gorgeous beauty and tranquil environment.

When you approach the falls, you will be greeted by the sound of rushing water and the sight of cascading water pouring over jagged rocks. The falls are surrounded by dense foliage and tall trees, forming a natural sanctuary excellent for hiking, picnics, and relaxation.

The falls are named after Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, an American writer and Native American rights campaigner. She visited Colorado Springs and was struck by the natural beauty of the area, notably the falls that retain her name.

A short walk takes tourists to an observation deck where they can examine the falls. From there, you can take in the entire splendor of the falls and the surrounding countryside. The trail is perfect for families with children or those looking for a leisurely walk because it is quite straightforward.

How to explore Helen Hunt Falls?

  • The park has hiking paths for all skill levels, ranging from gentle nature walks to difficult excursions up adjacent mountains. The Seven Bridges Trail, Mount Cutler Trail, and Silver Cascade Waterfall Trail are among the most popular.
  • Around the park, there are various picnic spots with picturesque backdrops of the mountains and surrounding scenery. Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks for a relaxed lunch with family and friends.
  • North Cheyenne Canyon Park is home to a diverse range of species, including deer, elk, bears, and mountain lions. Keep a look out for these incredible creatures as you tour the park.
  • For the more bold adventures, there are numerous popular rock climbing spots within the park. If you intend to climb, bring appropriate gear and safety equipment.
  • North Cheyenne Caon Park contains multiple streams and lakes that provide excellent fishing opportunities. Before you cast your line, be sure you have a fishing license.
  • The park provides a range of educational programs and guided tours to visitors to help them better understand the park's history, geology, and ecology.
  • imageDuration Required
    2 hours

Address of Helen Hunt Falls

3440 North Cheyenne Canyon Road North Cheyenne Canon Park, Colorado Springs, CO

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