Helen Hunt Falls

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Helen Hunt Falls is located in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Visitors can enjoy the view from the base of the falls or take a short walk to the top and admire the view from the bridge across the falls. Those wishing to continue hiking up to Silver Cascade Falls will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of North Cheyenne Cañon.


From the entrance of North Cheyenne Cañon Park, drive approximately 2.5 miles up the canyon on North Cheyenne Canyon Road to the parking area at the base of the falls.

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center

The visitor center offers an introduction to the natural features visitors will find in the area. Visitors can experience the area through interpretive exhibits, scheduled hikes and walks, and by talking with the informative staff and volunteers on site. The gift shop features Colorado scenic guides and history books, maps, nature books, videos, gift items, and drinks.


  • Open Seasonally: Memorial Day to Labor Day, Daily 8am - 4pm
  • Please call (719) 633-5701 for more information.




In 1881 the Bruin Inn was built at the base of Helen Hunt Falls. An outbuilding of the Bruin Inn was turned into a visitor center and curio shop. Being the smaller of the two facilities it became known as "The Cub." The Cub survived the fire that destroyed the Bruin Inn. "The Cub" remained to serve as a visitor center by the falls, which were officially designated Helen Hunt Falls in 1966.   Over the years the old Cub building had deteriorated badly. In 2012 the old Cub building was torn down and a new Cub built – new, but very similar in design and atmosphere to the old Cub. The grand opening was held on Sept. 8, 2012.