Helen Hunt Falls is located in North Cheyenne Canon Park, just west of Colorado Springs. There is a visitor center open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Inside there are exhibits, books, videos, as well as gift shop.
The best time to view the falls is spring to early summer when the winter snow pack is melting and the rivers are at their highest.
Trails: The falls are visible from the parking area. Pets are welcome on leash on all trails. Wear good shoes.
- The Silver Cascade Trail is 1/3 miles with an elevation gain of 200 feet. It passes above the falls with beautiful views of the canyon and the Front Range.
- Those looking for more hiking will find loads of remarkable trails in the rest of North Cheyenne Canon Park and the surrounding areas.
On the drive to Helen Hunt Falls you should be able to look over and see Seven Falls as one point. It's the main waterfall attraction in Colorado Springs, but it's not free like this one! It's 3 miles from these falls. Another smaller waterfall, Rainbow Falls, is in Manitou Springs, 10 miles away. More recreation can also be found nearby in Pike National Forest or Garden of the Gods.
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Address: 3440 North Cheyenne Cañon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
Season: Year round, but Visitor Center is May 26 - Sept 3, 2012, open daily 9am-5pm
Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs.
In 1881, Bruin Inn was built at the base of the falls.
Silver Cascade Trail continues past the falls.
The hike up above the waterfall is brief.
The Silver Cascade Trail leads uphill through a forest.
It leads to an east-facing overlook.
North Cheyenne Canon Park.