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North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center
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This is fun place to visit or go every week!

When we moved to the springs, we went to 7 falls and paid $$. Though it was fun and a fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exploration137624
Beautiful view of the falls

Helen Hunt Falls is a scenic wonder no matter the time of year. The park provides a great setting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we moved to the springs, we went to 7 falls and paid $$. Though it was fun and a fun experience, we loved going to this park better. First of all, it's free!! Also, you can continue up the mountain and circle around by the garden of the gods for a beautiful drive! The hike at this park is only about a mile round trip but it is steep so watch your step! We took our 3 kids (5-7-9) and did just fine. We were stationed here so we went to this park about every other week! Took some amazing photos here!! We even went when it was frozen over and the water fall was frozen...be careful because it is super slippery but once again, amazing photos! Take a towel if you have kids that like to walk through the river as mine did!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Helen Hunt Falls is a scenic wonder no matter the time of year. The park provides a great setting for longer hikes or roads that drivers can take directly to the falls.
The road is very narrow due to being on the side of a mountain, so just drive carefully.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, Colorado, donated land to establish parks in and around the city, the 1,270 acres he donated for North Cheyenne Canon Park included Silver Cascade Falls, Helen Hunt Falls, North Cheyenne Canon Road and other land in North Cheyenne. Today, it is considered by the Park Commission to be "by far the grandest and most popular of all the beautiful canons near the city." Located at 2110 North Cheyenne Canon Road, it is about 4.5 miles southwest of downtown Colorado Springs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. There are 56 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and a scenic drive. Picnic areas are located throughout the park. A dirt parking lot at the top of the canon provides access to trailheads, mountain biking paths and Gold Camp Road, the old mining camp road between Colorado Springs and Victor/Cripple Creek that is closed to vehicles but open to hikers and bikers. Helen Hunt Falls and the Starsmore Nature Center are two of the most popular attractions in the park. Hikers have access to a multitude of trails, including Columbine Trail, St Mary's Falls Trail and Seven Bridges Trail.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did Cutler trail this time with husband and teens. Beautiful hike - nice exercise - well trafficked trail with lots of dogs out on a beautiful sunny day. Folks working at Starsmore Center where we first parked were great - really gave us the details we needed for the trail decision we made that day. Take the drive down Gold Camp Road if you aren't too afraid of heights... bumpy, dirt road with some amazing views.. but often times one way only.

Thank Beth K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived in Southern Colorado 25 yrs and have never been here. The park is a gem. Pretty drive and nice hiking trails. Especially enjoyed Helen Hunt falls hike. Came in the fall on a weekday so not crowded. With limited parking space it must get crowded on weekends and summer. Ladies at visitor center friendly but didn't know alot about the hikes.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is free and would be perfect in a convertible. We took the top off the Jeep and the views up the canyon are outstanding. There are walking trails and parking spots. A true find.

1  Thank MadDogTraveler
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I moved to the Springs in July of 2017 and North Cheyenne Canon Park quickly became my favorite spot for easy and moderate hikes. My favorite hike continues to be Mt. Muscoco early in the morning, however when friends and family are in town visiting, I make sure to take them to Helen Hunt falls near the top of the park. There are a lot of family friendly hiking trails all with gorgeous views.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at the Discovery Centre to get some help on which trails we should take. The volunteers there were great: one we spoke to was over eighty, yet he was still hiking the trails so he could give visitors the best advice he could.

His advice was excellent. He put us on the Muscoco peak trail. I would say it is a moderate trail, about 7 km or 4 miles round trip. There is about a 420 meter or 1300 foot altitude gain, but most of that is relatively moderate. There are a couple of short bits near the end that are a little scrambly and steep, but nothing that will cause anyone used to hiking any issues. There are beautiful views all the way up, and most of the hike is through open coniferous forest.

The view, though, is exceptional. Looking to the east, the plains seem to sprawl out forever, while to the west, the mountains are breathtaking.

Bring a lunch and picnic on the top: you will be delighted that you did!

Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

A must do if you are in Colorado Springs. Stop at the Discovery Center to get info & map. Lots of trails & waterfalls to see. Gorgeous drive up the canyon road which continues onto Gold Camp road (if you want to do this also). Bring a picnic lunch, they have a picnic area along the river which is wonderful

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Starsmore is worth seeing as it gives you plenty of history. parking is good. We went here after we went up hiking. All good and just a beautiful area! We were staying close by so this was a must do. Glad we did!

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