North Cheyenne Cañon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center

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North Cheyenne Cañon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center

North Cheyenne Cañon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center
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Crvan
Weston, FL570 contributions
We stopped by the park on our way back from the Royal Gorge Park so unfortunately we did not have much time to spend in the park and that was a shame. This park is part of the Colorado Springs regional park system and is simply a hidden gem of a park. It has beautiful hiking trails from easy to difficult with waterfalls and beautiful views of the surrounding area. We hiked to Helen Falls and were enamored by the beauty of the falls and the surrounding forests. It felt so calm and relaxing hearing the water falls amongst the silence of the trees. There is no entry fee which is an additional bonus. When we come back to Colorado Springs, one of our first stops would be to come here and spend more time in this beautiful park. I would recommend to come early morning if it is in the summer in order to beat the heat and hot sun of the afternoon. A definite must!
Written August 30, 2021
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marcridesbikes
Houston, TX116 contributions
If you are a road cyclist and not from the area, I recommend challenging yourself to this ride up the roughly 3 mile climb to the top of the park. The ascent gets very steep but it is well worth it when you get to the top. The views are so beautiful on the way up and you really get a feel for the elevation on a bike that makes you feel like you're riding in a grand tour. For cyclists, there are several "pull off" areas along the way up so if you aren't used to the air and need to take a breather there are several opportunities to do so. Drivers passing by are courteous as well. Several port-a-potties near the top at the Helen Hunt stop.
Written October 28, 2020
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ROCtraveler30
Fort Collins, CO1,506 contributions
This pretty mountain park is not far from the zoo, and is certainly worth a drive up to see the sights. Note that the road is steep and twisty, and becomes dirt near the top. The upper sections would not be pleasant in cold icy conditions. Along the way there are many trailheads that lead to well maintained trails for all levels of hikers. See separate listing for Helen Hunt Falls that is near the top of this road.
Written October 1, 2020
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John
Colorado Springs, CO15 contributions
Absolutely beautiful area. A must drive through for visitors. Suggest everyone drive in through Cheyenne canyon, visit Helen Hunt falls, then go on up to park at the Seven Bridges/St. Mary's Falls trail head. Seven Bridges Trail is great and beautiful for tourists but if you want a more challenging and beautiful hike, do the St. Mary's Falls Trail back to the water fall. It is a little work and a moderate hike (vs. easy) but the Falls with the water coming down a 100 ft. rock wall is beautiful. Then after the hike drive north on the dirt Gold Camp Road. The views from Gold Camp Road over the top of Colorado Springs are spectacular and you drive through two tunnels from the Gold mining days. This road leads to Highway 24 which is the main east/west highway through Colorado Springs.
Written June 24, 2020
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Darren D
Texas696 contributions
Family
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 views on the way up & down were beautiful, and so was the view at the top. Afterwards, we hiked on a trail to a picnic area to have our lunch. This is a beautiful place to hike!
Written June 29, 2022
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John S
Saint Clair, MI489 contributions
Family
Hiked to Helen falls via the Gold Camp Road. It was not open all the way through. The dirt portion of the road was beautiful with great pull-offs. The kids loved driving/walking through the tunnels. The hike past the first falls to the larger falls was not too far, and they had benches and look outs.
Written June 22, 2021
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Daniel M
Florence, SC18 contributions
Family
We went here on a spur of the moment impulse and went back again the next day. There are may well marked trails; some are easy and others a little more challenging. The folks at the visitor center were really helpful and friendly. We did the Columbine trail the first day and then drove up to the top of the park to see the falls the next. If you want to see the Helen Hunt falls, drive up there and then walk around: don’t hike up there from the bottom. Terrific scenery and very quiet. I’ll definitely return to see other trails.
Written June 26, 2022
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Kyle M
Colorado Springs, CO250 contributions
Sometimes, I don't realize how spoiled I am living in Colorado Springs for the variety of hiking options. You can reach North Cheyenne Canon Park via Lower Gold Camp Road. Once at the park, there are a variety of hiking options. As noted below, a lot of people take the Mt. Cutler trail. When I went, I did Helen Hunt Falls, which can be very precarious during the winter. If it was not for the handrails to hold, I must likely would have slipped on the ice multiple times. I also had an opportunity to hike the North Cheyenne Canon Creek trail. I highly suggest the trail; however, when I went, it was too cold to hike and explore the entire trail wearing just a hoodie, so please be advised to dress for the elements.
Written January 1, 2020
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Dianne W
Monument, CO4,429 contributions
We just drove through this beautiful park up to Helen Hunt waterfall. Lots of people out with dogs taking hikes. An amazing wild park with lots of hiking trails so close to the city is a wonderful treat. We will return in June and take a hike. Us older Texas folks don't like cold and snow!
Written March 30, 2020
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JulieSV9727NX
Benton, AR77 contributions
This was a great find! We'd already seen Seven Falls so decided to try Helen Hunt Falls. Loved every minute in this park! We drove up to the waterfall, got out & walked up to the bridge (easy walk). Then went on up to the parking lot at the top of the hill. My husband saw people driving past the parking lot onto a gravel road. We asked the park ranger & she said it was a narrow dirt road that you could drive on. Awesome views! You just have to go slow & if you meet someone pull over where you can. Would recommend for anyone!!
Written August 31, 2021
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