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Helen Hunt Falls

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Highlights:

Very brief hike to view the scenic Helen Hunt Falls
Near:Colorado Springs, CO
Scenery:
Distance:0.1 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:20 ft
Hike Time:0.5 hours
Difficulty:Easy
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back



Summary: This hike is short. From your car head to the visitor station. From here you can see the falls. There is a short set of stairs leading up to a bridge that crosses the top of the falls.
Trailhead: Take the Nevada Exit off of I-25 on the South side of Colorado Springs. Follow Nevada south a few blocks to Cheyenne Blvd. Turn West on Cheyenne Blvd. Continue on this road until you reach a fork in the road with a sign for Helen Hunt falls to the right and Seven Falls to the left. This will take you into Cheyenne Canyon. Follow this curvy road until you get to the vistors station at a large switchback in the road. Park here. (Lat:38.79 Lon:-104.90646)
Trail Guides for Helen Hunt Falls:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Helen Hunt Falls visitor center 719-633-5701 Open in summer only
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joshua Friesema, who has posted  97 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
Trail Reviews  Page 1 of 2   Submit your own review
Reviewed by Samantha on 1/21/2010
Beautiful hike! The falls were frozen, we went in January, but it was still gorgeous!

Reviewed by JENNIFER on 10/28/2009
THE VIEW WAS BREATHTAKING,THE HIKE ITSELF WAS NOT HARD BUT ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH

Reviewed by joe on 9/6/2009
Not a long tough trail the way many hikers like, but great scenery for an easy, short, semi steep trail. Keep in mind low water flow times of year will make falls not as stunning and this is not niagra folks, just a beautiful mountain stream with several stages of falls which to me is perfection of natures art. THEN, you can make it a bigger adventure by going higher. There is old train or coach trail above which is unseen from below but if you look hard you can see where the terrain places it. There is no train tracks left or usage anymore except by 2 and 4 leg creatures. There are many old tunnels along this trail too, with many sealed up for some over reaction gov't safety reason. Nice views from there and few if any people.

Reviewed by Freedom Junkie on 3/15/2009
I went to Helen Hunt in the fall, and it is a very, very nice hike. Full review, complete with photographs, can be found at Freedom Junkie. Many other photographed hikes can be found there as well!

Reviewed by Sandra on 8/23/2008
The full hike up to the top falls and around is very nice. It is less than a mile, but fairly steep. There's benches and stopping points along the way. Keep going to the top of the falls to get a great scenic view! There are a lot of other trails in this park but we didn't have time to explore those.

Reviewed by jlv on 8/12/2008
It beaautiful up there and i love to go down into the creek and play in the water.

Reviewed by kmr on 7/17/2008
I wasn't impressed with it. Not sure if it's because there wasn't much water? The waterfall part was disappointing.

Reviewed by Caroline on 6/18/2008
My family and I LINCOLN 7 CAROLINE 11 loved the wond erful hiking experience !!!! I luv colorado


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