Back to Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
line

Manitou Incline Enhancement Project
line
Parks, Trails & Open Space
line
*Parks
line
*History of Parks
line
*Park Hours & Rules
line
*Dog Parks
line
*Neighborhood Parks
line
*Community Parks
line
*Regional Parks
line
*Garden of the Gods
line
*North Cheyenne Canon
line
*Visitor Centers in North Cheyenne Canon Park
line
*Trail Information
line
*Ecology
line
*Geology
line
*The First People
line
*Valuable Stone Work
line
*North Slope Rec Area
line
*Vandalism In Parks
line
*Trails
line
*Open Space
line
*Maps
line
*Parks Maintenance Form
line
*Pavilions, Reservations, and Permits
line
*Golf Courses
line
Recreation Services
line
Cultural Services
line
Volunteer Opportunities
line
About Us
line
_________________
line
2015 Calendar Contest
line
PR&CS Employment
line
Cemeteries
line
Forestry
line
TOPS
line
NEW...Everyone Counts! Ped/Cycle Counters
line

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Headquarters, Mail Code 1200
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975
Phone: (719) 385-5940
Fax: (719) 385-6599
Email: spark@SpringsGov.c. . .
Hours: 8 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday





City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks, Trails & Open Space / Parks / Regional Parks / North Cheyenne Canon / Visitor Centers in North Cheyenne Canon Park

Starsmore Discovery Center & Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Centers

Starsmore Discovery Center
Cherished as a local landmark for many years, this stone building was originally the home of the Starsmore family. It was purchased by the City of Colorado Springs and moved to its present location in 1992. It serves as an introduction to Cheyenne Cañon and its beautiful waterfalls, rock formations, wildflowers and wildlife.

Here you will discover activities for guests of all ages. Begin your exploration of the park at Starsmore Discovery Center, where you will find:

  • Free Cañon Maps
  • Regional Information
  • Bird-watching Window
  • Fascinating Dioramas and hands-on Nature Exhibits
  • Books, videos, and hummingbird feeders for sale
  • Programs: Guided hikes, children’s nature programs, Golden Prospects, Birthday Parties, Tipi Raising & Ute Heritage Workshop, Junior Ranger Program, Cheyenne Cañon Camp and more!

Starsmore Discovery Center is located at the main entrance to the park at 2120 South Cheyenne Cañon Road. For more information please call (719) 385-6086 or email Starsmore!

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center
This visitor center is nestled at the foot of Helen Hunt Falls in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. It offers an introduction to the natural features visitors will find in the area. Visitors can experience the area through interpretive exhibits, scheduled hikes and walks, and by talking with the informative staff and volunteers on site. The gift shop features Colorado scenic guides and history books, maps, nature books, videos, gift items and drinks.

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center is located at 3440 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road. For more information, please call (719) 633-5701 during the summer or (719) 385-6086 during the school year.

VOLUNTEER
Make a Difference
Volunteer time commitment is FLEXIBLE.
And many activities open to teens ages 13 and older

We need help in...
Reception desk and gift shop sales
Hike leaders and/or ambassadors
Natural or Cultural History Guide
Office Assistant
Advertising Assistant

Facilitators for educational programming:
Preschool:
"Andy Animals Senses"
School age: "Nature Detectives", "Animal Habitats", "Insects Everywhere", "Junior Ranger"
School age to Adult: "Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop"

Special Events:
Hummingbird Festival
Cañon Clean Up
Cheyenne Cañon Camp
Canvases in the Cañon
Canya Cañon

Special Projects:
Trail Maintenance
Garden Maintenance

Volunteer Training and Enrichment: Volunteer Training Workshops are scheduled throughout the year. Plus a wide variety of Enrichment Events are scheduled. Enrichment Events are open to volunteers and members of Friends of Cheyenne Cañon. Others may attend Enrichment Events by joining Friends of Cheyenne Cañon.

 

Visitor's Centers at North Cheyenne Ca???????â????â?š????±on

North Cheyenne Canon Park is re-open!
Visitors should use extra caution and expect to encounter varying degrees of flood damages throughout the Park.  Visitors may also encounter construction delays on park roads and temporary closures of trails as work progresses through the Spring of 2014.

Note:  Several parking areas and trails located on adjacent US Forest Service Lands that are accessed via North Cheyenne Canon Park will remain closed.  For more information regarding specific trail closures on adjacent US Forest Service Lands click here.

Starsmore Discovery Center & Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center are closed for the season. See opening dates below or call (719) 385-6086 for more information. 

2014 HOURS OF OPERATION
SPRING AND FALL
at Starsmore Discovery Center
April 1 - May 23; Sept. 2 - Oct. 25
Tues.-Sat.: 9 am to 3 pm

SUMMER
May 24 - September 1
at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center and Starsmore Discovery Center
Open Daily: 9 am to 5 pm

Follow North Cheyenne Cañon on Facebook
LIKE US HERE