Summary: Take the trail that leads up above Helen Hunt Falls. Continue up the hillside on this trail as it does a couple of switchbacks. Cross a small bridge near the end and head out to the overlook surrounded by a rock wall. These falls are beautiful when flowing strong, but dry up quickly to a trickle.
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 Silver Cascade 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.
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Reviewed by nc on 6/27/2011
This is a very short hike. You can see the falls from the parking lot. Water was flowing well. You can continue on to Silver Cascade falls on the same trail. There is a small visitor center with old newspaper pictures and HelenHunt's books.
Reviewed by TLG on 10/16/2009
Made this hike easily with our two toddlers.
Reviewed by Jennifer on 9/7/2009
Just hiked Labor Day weekend. Our first hike when we got to Colorado Springs. Two boys 6 and 10 did great on this hike and were eager to hike more when we got done.
Reviewed by Bob on 1/27/2008
Nice Time - Short nice family hike - couple of spots to watch the kids. Grandma and I walked with Grandson in Late Jan 08. A little slippery in the snow - The fence made an excellent handrail - keeping things safe - Beautiful view on a sunny winter day.
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