Helen Hunt Jackson (the 19th Century writer) loved Colorado Springs and its natural attractions, so the most-visited waterfall in the Pikes Peak region was named for her. It’s a short .6-mile uphill hike to the falls overlook on a trail that is moderately steep but has several benches for catching your breath on the way. The trail is in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, starting at a large trailhead with restrooms available. It’s not Colorado’s most stunning waterfall, but you will forget how close you are to the state’s second-largest city.
Recommended season(s): Early spring to mid-summer.
–R. Scott Rappold