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2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd., Starsmore Discovery Center, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, United States

About 20 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs, this 1,600-acre park provides a variety of outdoor activities amid a largely untamed wilderness. The wooded landscape is home to towering pine trees, patches of wildflowers, and a number of scenic waterfalls, including Helen Hunt Falls and Silver Cascade Falls. The park contains several picnic areas, as well as 15 miles of hiking trails and two visitors’ centers: the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, which houses exhibits on history and local wildlife, and the larger Starsmore Discovery Center, which has free maps, nature exhibits, a bird-watching window, and a climbing wall.

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North Cheyenne Cañon Park

About 20 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs, this 1,600-acre park provides a variety of outdoor activities amid a largely untamed wilderness. The wooded landscape is home to towering pine trees, patches of wildflowers, and a number of scenic waterfalls, including Helen Hunt Falls and Silver Cascade Falls. The park contains several picnic areas, as well as 15 miles of hiking trails and two visitors’ centers: the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, which houses exhibits on history and local wildlife, and the larger Starsmore Discovery Center, which has free maps, nature exhibits, a bird-watching window, and a climbing wall.