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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 Visitor and Nature 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: Tipi Raising & Ute Heritage Workshop, Junior Ranger Program, Cheyenne Cañon Camp, Friday is Ute Day

2120 North Cheyenne Cañon Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: 719-385-6086

Spring and Fall hours:
April – May and Sept. – Oct.
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Summer hours:
June – August
Open Daily   9:00am – 5:00pm


This new visitor center is nestled at the foot of Helen Hunt Falls in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Also known as the “Cub”, so named because it was part of the Bruin Inn – check out our Park history! This new visitor center was designed, built, and furnished with funds from the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon, with a large portion of that funding coming from donations from the Bristol Brewery in the sale of their seasonal release Cañon Nut Brown Ale. Additional building partners include Architect: Way Architects, Demolition: City Parks Department, Concrete Forms: Groninger, Concrete 
Structural: RMG, Electrical: GSM Engineering, Logs: TJ’s Wood Products, Roof: Rampart Roofing

This multi-year effort brought together community businesses, the City Parks department, and FOCC volunteers to create a beautiful site to enjoy the Cañon. At the Cub, visitors can experience the area through interpretive exhibits, scheduled hikes and walks, and by talking with the informative staff and Park Ambassadors on site.

North Cheyenne Cañon Park

3440 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road,
Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Phone: 719-633-5701
Located 3 miles on North Cheyenne Canon Road beyond Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center.

Summer hours:
June – August
Open Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm