Wednesday, August 24, 2016

West Coast Roadtrip: Helen Hunt Falls

Welcome back to the journey through curved roads, high altitudes and endless views of the beauty of nature. We decided to continue our trip around Colorado springs, a quick search on google and entering our destination on our GPS lead us to sharp curved roads going uphill through North Cheyenne Cañon Park.



 Driving Through the twists and turns of North Cheyenne Cañon Park


 We came here looking for Helen Hunt  falls but what we saw along the way was just as beautiful as what we first planned to see in the first place. Indeed the saying "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey" is true.

Helen Hunt falls is located inside North Cheyenne Cañon Park, a short travel up winding roads will take you 7,000 feet above sea level to the parking area of the park.

Beautiful curved roads

Seven falls entrance, it's privately owned, hence the entrance fee.


Remember, this was a budget travel so we avoided any paid parks, Seven falls had an entrance fee, Helen Hunt falls did not.

Helen Hunt falls. Park is open May 1 to October 31 from 5am to 11pm, November 1 to April 30 from 5am to 9pm

Know more about the history of the place visit Helen Hunt falls Visitors center!

On the outside looking in.

 To the left of the Helen Hunt Falls Visitors Center is a path that will lead you up the mountain for a closer look of the falls.

The smile on our faces is a proof that we love this place!

We did not go all the way up the hill because our kids were getting afraid of the height. I suggest bringing some drinking water and wear comfy shoes if you plan to go up further.

The beautiful Helen Hunt falls, just an FYI, the water is ice-cold!

On our way back down from checking out the falls. Right below us is Helen hunt Falls.


We're curious where it will take us to drive up the mountain, so we drove all the way up to see whats at the peak.

 This is North Cheyenne Park, the peak of the mountain, it's a place for campers, hikers and bikers to go explore and have fun.

The drive up to the peak, it was nearing 8,000 feet above sea level.


Heading back to the bottom of the mountain we saw a few stops along the way and decided to pull over to check out more of the scenery.

This is what we found, a picnic area and a small creek with water coming from the falls.

Indeed a beautiful place to have a picnic, enjoying the sound of the water flowing while enjoying time with your family or friends.

Nice spot for people of all ages to enjoy.

 The water was really freezing, i could only keep my feet in it for about 5 minutes!

Kids having fun! They love the water so much!


All in all Helen Hunt Falls inside North Cheyenne Cañon Park was worth the drive. A relaxing place to enjoy the beauty God gave us. A nice place to unwind with family and friends, stay in shape for those health buffs through hiking or biking and a wonderful place for wanna be photographers like me who appreciate the beauty of nature. Free entrance is a big plus.

Join us on our next adventure, destination: unknown. Goal: to have fun.

Ride along with us while I fulfill my bucket list to visit every single state in the United States, no matter how long it takes me, As long as I get there.


See you next time.
Love, Joy




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