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Helen Hunt Falls

An easy hike on the South Side of Cheyenne Canyon
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Helen Hunt Falls — named after Helen Hunt Jackson, author and social activist in the late 19th century — marks the abrupt descent of... more »

Tips:  This is a good family hike; dog friendly as long as you keep your pet on a leash. Picnic areas abound at and near the site. Drive... more »

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Points of Interest

The Helen Hunt Falls trailhead is quite large. Since this portion of the hike is quite popular, you may have to drive beyond the main trailhead and park near the entrance to High Rd, about a quarter mile up the hill. The Falls has a visitors center where you can obtain information and snacks. Distance from the visitors center to the top of the... More

2. Falls Bridge

The bridge crosses Cheyenne Creek, offering excellent opportunities to photograph water falling above and below you. The trail is well maintained, with stairs and hand rails.

3. Trail's End

At the top of the trail, Cheyenne Canyon opens up below you to the east, so you an see almost all the way back into the city. Muscoco Mt looms above you on the south side of the canyon wall.