We took our kids ages 5, 7, & 9 in late June. The hike was great, the falls were beautiful and flowing. We hiked up to the lookout area and then back down. We then drove around the Cheyenne Canyon. The drive was amazing. Rather were plenty of places to stop and take pics, rest, or just view the scenery. There are small one way tunnels on this route so it's good to honk your horn so that bikers, hikers, and other drivers can hear you. I'm not sure how long this trip took us but it is worth a half a day or more. It felt like it was just us and nature.