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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 / Cultural Services / North Cheyenne Canon Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers in North Cheyenne Canon Park

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.

 

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North Cheyenne Canon Park
Visitors may also encounter construction delays on park roads and temporary closures of trails as work progresses through 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.

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

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UPCOMING 2014 PROGRAMS, EVENTS, & ACTIVITIES
Call (719) 385-6086 for details.

2014 Special Events:

  • 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival
  • Cheyenne Cañon Summer Camp
  • Canvases in the Cañon
  • Cañon Clean-Up  & Spruce-Up Days
  • Halloween Costume Carnival
  • Canya Cañon Trail Race & Family Hike

Plus... Guided Hikes, Tipi Raising & Ute Heritage Workshop, Junior Ranger Program, Children's Nature Programs, Golden Prospects, Birthday Parties and more. Volunteer Training and Enrichment Events scheduled throughout the year.

Events are sponsored by the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and the City of Colorado Springs, Parks Recreation and Cultural Services.