After some time at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo we decided to go to Helen Hunt Falls. A couple of years before we had been to Seven Falls, but I wanted to go somewhere different this time, plus Helen Hunt Falls is Free!
Finding Helen Hunt Falls
I found out about Helen Hunt Falls through TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is a great app (or website) with information you sometimes can’t find normally. A lot of reviewers leave great tips! I’m not sure I would have known about Helen Hunt Falls if it had not been for searching for free things to do on TripAdvisor.
We drove on a winding road to reach the falls through North Cheyenne Canon Park. There were several picnic areas and people pulled over hiking, playing in the water, exploring, etc. We had to park on the road and walk a little to reach the falls. We had a nice hike up the falls. You really must climb to the top to get the full experience and spectacular views. It’s not a bad hike and we had already been all over Cheyenne Mountain Zoo earlier in the day, so we were pretty tired. Yes, it was hot and humid!
They also have a visitors center and everyone was very friendly. The falls were not crowded at all, especially for being later in the day, so that was very nice. I don’t know that they have a website, but you can google for more information or search on TripAdvisor.
Our next stop was The Garden of the Gods, then we headed back to our little retreat at the base of Pikes Peak for some time in the hot tub, some fresh cool mountain air, and a good nights sleep.
What’s your favorite free thing to do in Colorado Springs?