North Cheyenne Canon Park, Colorado Springs

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
North Cheyenne Canon Park is a part of the Colorado Springs park system. The park was created in 1885 and has been a heavenly retreat for locals and tourists alike since then. The park has over 1,000 acres full of trails and scenic views for everyone to enjoy.

There are also two visitor centers in the park. The Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center is open from April to October. Days and hours of operation vary. Generally, Starsmore is open Tuesday-Saturday in the spring/fall and open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

Admission is always free to enter the park and the nature centers.

The park offers many great programs and events all through the year. Every spring and fall, thousands of elementary students from the Pikes Peak Region will attend programs at Starsmore. These paid programs can be scheduled by calling 719-386-6088. Major events are held in the park as well. The Hummingbird Experience happens every May, the Canvases in the Canon happens in August, and the Halloween Costume Carnival happens the weekend before Halloween in October. New events and programs are always being offered, so please call for new details!

At Helen Hunt Falls, during the summer season, many daily programs are offered. The teen volunteers offer donation based presentations on local geology, hummingbirds, gold panning, and more! Hummingbird post cards are offered inside the nature center for people to color for a small donation. FREE guided hikes are offered three times a day or by request.
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  • Great place to hike or just to see some nice views. There are lots of trails in the park for all different skill levels. There are also plenty of different places to park.  more »
  • This was a great find! We'd already seen Seven Falls so decided to try Helen Hunt Falls. Loved every minute in this park! We drove up to the waterfall, got out & walked up to the bridge (easy walk...  more »
  • By far one of my favorite places to hike. It's a beautiful place. From the Canon to the Peaks it's a great experience for all just wanting to enjoy nature. My one complaint is all the jerks not picking up after their dogs and not abiding by the rule of no dogs off their leash. Make sure you check out the visitors center. Helpful and humble folks.
  • Who would not love this place? Close to city and absolutely stunning scenery. If I could pick anywhere to get away from the hectic city this is it. Usually 10 degrees cooler on hot summer days. Great place to hike and relax and enjoy nature. Great place to go just to get away quickly.

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