Hike to Helen Hunt Falls & Silver Cascades

Colorado Springs, Colorado

3.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.65 miles

Elevation Gain

300 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Jake Sells

For a quick adventure that offers awesome views of Cheyenne Canyon, this is a great hike to pair with another adventure in the area!

Park at the log-cabin visitor's center on North Cheyenne Canyon Rd just before it turns into Gold Camp Rd. I definitely recommend arriving early, as the parking lot fills up quickly. Helen Hunt Falls is in sight of the parking area, and another 1/3 mile past that you'll run into Silver Cascades.

The trail can get quite busy, so I'd recommend visiting on a weekday if possible.

Pair this adventure with one of the many others right off North Cheyenne Canyon Rd! 

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

This little hike is a good place to take people from out of town for a short walk after driving Cheyenne Canyon and maybe heading over to gold camp road. Otherwise, there are better hikes. This place is often very crowded during summer and the walk is very short with not much of a view at the top. Cutler or Muscoco are better options if you have the time.

Short and crowded walk up to the viewing platform. Nice views of the falls and COS at the top, but be prepared to be surrounded by people.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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