After visiting Seven Falls and being somewhat disappointed, we decided to find Helen Hunt Falls, and in the process found Silver Cascade Falls. You’ll first see Helen Hunt Falls, and then a short hike leads to Silver Cascade Falls.
The benefit about these two waterfalls over Seven Falls is that they are FREE. There is no cost to visit the falls, though I did donate some money for the upkeep, which I totally support. The hike to the falls has fencing, though it’s not exactly that steep or dangerous. The trail is actually very appropriate even for younger children, as there is only a small amount of incline, and the trail is relatively short.
1) Take the Nevada exit from I-25 in Colorado Springs.
2) Take Nevada Rd. south until you reach Cheyenne Boulevard. Head west on Cheyenne Blvd.
3) The road will fork. Follow the sign for Helen Hunt Falls, which will be the right fork. From there the parking area will be a short distance from that fork on your left.
4) At the parking area, there will be the visitor’s center, and the start of the trail to Silver Cascade Falls.
Where in the World is Silver Cascade Falls?: map