Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in North Cheyenne Cañon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Came today about 12 PM, was slightly confused about where to start the trail, but thanks to earlier comments I figured it out. I did accidentally missed the trail head after walking down the beginning of the path for a while. Be on the lookout, it’s 622. Hiked all the way up past the seventh bridge with my four-month-old puppy. It was somewhat hard but we did it with ease. Whole hike up and back took me about an hour and a half.

This was a fun and easy hike. It is not clearly marked. To get there travel beyond the Helen Hunt Falls interpretive center a bit. Then you will see a parking lot. Park. On the west side of the parking lot take the fire road 2/3 of a mile to trail head 622. It is off to the right. That is the start to the seven bridges. Enjoy. This trail was fairly trafficked.

hiking
2 days ago

Danielle, for Jones park, I park at the same lot, big dirt lot trailhead, then go west on the big dirt road, about half a mile or 10 minutes in, there is a trail that cuts off to the right. Go up that and that will take you directly into Jones Park. I dont know if there's signs for the trail, but its well used.

Has a great payoff at the end - beautiful spot for a picnic! Some steep spots but still pretty family friendly.

Very touristy. Insane amount of traffic. The mountain itself is awesome and I would love to just go explore Take my advise and park at one of the pull offs and just start exploring.

I did this hike Monday 6/11 I got to the trailhead around 7am and there were only about 10 cars in the parking lot. When I left about 10:30 the parking lot was full. It was a very nice well shaded hike. It has some good inclines at some points. You have to pay attention to find the trailhead from the road it’s just a small sign right near the creek. I got distracted looking around and passed it.

Absolutely breathtaking! You traverse through the woods. There are no panoramic views, per se, but the waterfalls and bouldering combined with the bridges make for a sweet morning walk close to the city. Highly recommend.

love the trails

Shady trail great for dogs. Great view

hiking
10 days ago

Loved the trail! Made the mistake of taking the Gold Camp going downhill (near the entrance of the parking lot) - went a mile and turned back after not finding the trailhead. You need to instead take the Gold Camp unpaved road going uphill (at the back end of the parking lot). As described by others, walk about .7 miles uphill on the unpaved road until you come to the horseshoe bend - you'll find the 622 trail marker on the right - head straight up! Some stretches have wooden stairs, rest is rocks, gravel and packed mud. Well-shaded all the way. Trail crisscrosses the water creek, hence the 7 bridges ... very quiet, and steep in parts, but overall, very picturesque (no vistas).

Quick easy trail!

Beautiful hike up through High Drive road. Like others said this trail head is difficult to find! I am still not even sure we did the right trail! However it was absolutely beautiful and we will be back!!
Also- a very nice route to take if you are looking for a less crowded more off the beaten path hike

walking
11 days ago

We lugged a 50 pound six year old on our backs. Gravely in a lot of places. Dad slipped once with kiddo on back at a gravely stair on way down. Great intro for flat landers getting used to altitude. Total elevation gain is way more than the 6 feet listed!

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail. Parking lot gets PACKED on weekends, get there early! First 1/2 mile in wide forest service road with a lot of foot traffic. It services a lot of other trails in the system. Once in 7 bridges trail it is pretty sheltered from the sun. Good shorter hike. Not too strenuous. Some areas of loose footing but easily managed. Trail continues after the 7th bridge and gets more challenging. Watch the numbers on the bridges to know when you’ve crossed #7 and then decide if you continue on. Trail is slightly shorter than the mileage is reported.

Beautiful hike from the Starsmore Visitors Center to Helen Hunt Falls one way. The canyon has nice vistas with red rock canyon walls and a great view overlooking Colorado Springs. Hiked on 5/28/18.

hiking
13 days ago

Bootiful hike!

hiking
14 days ago

The only downside to this hike was the incline is a bit steep but good for cardio so bring good hiking boots. Bring 2 bottles of water on the safe side and a snack. The parking lot is extremely bumpy and bad for a little car. The trail was perfect for a nature adventure but doing it alone it was a bit creepy because I defiantly heard voices that were not there. Later I learned the area was home to some sad events in the past that could mean paranormal stuff is going on here. I hiked as far as I could till the trail fell off at the end to the left which is extremely dangerous with the height/cliff , instead I suggest splitting to the right and taking 662. The bridges are a beautiful sight to see, the people are friendly and if you love dogs or have one its a great trail for your companion too. Just be careful here, take your time and have your phone on you at all times.

It's a nice trail and you can go up much further than the 7th bridge. The directions are accurate except that the trailhead is not well marked. From the Gold Camp road you will first see a slgn that says, "North Cheyenne Creek." You go a bit further and the trailhead is marked "Trail 622." A few yards into the trail you'll see another sign saying, "North Cheyenne Cr. Trail" and below that it gives distances to "Jones Park," "Beer Park" and "Rosemont." You'll know you are on the right trail when you see the first bridge, which is not far from the trailhead.

The lower trail is simple and travels by the creek in some shade. The middle section climbs steeply up and down in little shade. It offers spectacular views and cool rock formations. The waterfall is nice, though commercialized as visitors can drive to it. For more info and pics visit. https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/06/05/roadtrip-to-the-rockies-columbine-trail-to-helen-hunt-falls/

hiking
16 days ago

Overall it was a very nice hike. My only complaint was the crowds. It is close to town so lots of people around. The parking lot was completely full at 9am. Maybe it is better during the week.
The hike itself was a low moderate rating. My asthma has been terrible this year so I am happy I brought my inhaler. It is a steady incline with a few steep spots.
If you continue up after the 7th you get a wonderful view and see a slide falls. It gets very technical so be aware!

Any NFS Trail in Pike National Forest, has NO MANDATORY LEASH REQUIREMENT.
I ought to know, I gathered 1,035 signatures from people in 2014 and presented them to Oscar Martinez, the Ranger in charge of this district. They prefer you keep them on leash but if your dog is well behaved there is no legal requirement and they CANNOT issue you a summons.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful hike. Worth it to keep going past the last bridge for the views. Be careful on the steep mountain with loose gravel!

Good tourist trail. Gets better and more adventurous with steep trail, rock, and gravel if you continue past the ending where the stream begins to thicken and people begin to sit on the rocks. Have to be careful going past that part though as the gravel is very loose, going down especially. Worth it for the views if not doing any other trails in the area. My biggest complaint is that there is no big sign saying don’t drink the water due to giardia. We didn’t see the small notice on the chalkboard windows of the visitor center until after the hike and after our dog had refreshed herself with spring water. Now she has diarrhea :(

Nice views, moderate traffic. Trail not marked well off of gravel road. Look for a sign 622 and turn right to be on the trail.

hiking
19 days ago

Amazing views

hiking
20 days ago

Trail had great views, real easy for my dog and I. Great trail for so close to Colorado Springs

It was great! I think this was the most legit hike I’ve Ive went on, I very much recommend visiting this WONDERFUL place!!!

hiking
23 days ago

Just got done with the trail on Memorial Day 2018. Very crowded, but still a beautiful hike that is not too strenuous but worth the views at the top and having a stream next to you the entire way was awesome as well.

nice and mild

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail with the kids!

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