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Seven Falls, Colorado Springs

Categories: Waterfalls, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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3.7/5 based on 700 reviews on the web
Seven Falls is a series of seven cascading waterfalls of South Cheyenne Creek in South Cheyenne Cañon, Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a privately owned tourist attraction since in was opened in the early 1880s. Trails from the top of the falls lead to Midnight Falls, near the headwaters of South Cheyenne Creek, and Inspiration Point. The area sustained a significant flood in September 2013, which has closed Seven Falls until restoration is complete late Summer 2015 by The Broadmoor. The resort bought Seven Falls after it had been owned and operated by families since the 1880s.GeographySeven Falls is located in Colorado Springs along the Front Range. It is in a natural box canyon in South Cheyenne Cañon. The entrance to South Cheyenne Cañon is about 4.5mi southwest of downtown Colorado Springs on Cheyenne Boulevard. The South Cheyenne Cañon road to Seven Falls has been called "The Grandest Mile of Scenery" in Colorado. The falls are located in a 1,000ft granite canyon. Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Juniper, and Blue Spruce are found in the Seven Falls park.OverviewRock formationsJust inside the entrance to the Seven Falls property is the Pillars of Hercules, which are 900ft high from the floor of the canyon. Across from the Pillars of Hercules is the George Washington profile. At this point, the canyon walls are just 41ft apart.The fallsThe sum of the height of the seven falls is 181ft and there are a total of 224 steps on the staircase from the base of the falls to the peak. There is a wheel-chair accessible elevator—that bypasses 185 of the 224 steps—to the Eagle's Nest observation platform.
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  • Very nice place to visit but involves walking up and down plus some climbing depending on what you are trying to do but mostly only walking up to top and back down. This place is a beautiful scenery i...  read more »
  • We went to Denver on business and decided to visit a nearby park. It is approximately a one hour forty five of the city. The trip is worth the penalty. The place is impressive and they do very well maintained. Prepare yourself to climb many stairs. I suggest you start the visit down the stairs from the bottom (from the Restaurant) when climbing you have two options of hiking a one mile walk and another 20 minutes. We chose the second time. We were unlucky to go one day in the Park Hill early. If after this you climb more stairs you can climb to the vantage point, for this there is also an elevator. We were at the beginning of the change of leaves which was a beautiful show green, yellow, red roses... wow. It is a private park for which the input is not cheap, but I enjoyed the ride. It carries tennis and a water bottle.
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  • Had a day off with my wife and decided to see what the hype was all about. A little contrived to get to it ( you have to park at the Broadmoor Hotel to get the shuttle), but it was well worth the extr...  read more »
  • The seven waterfalls are picaresque and breathtaking. We enjoyed the hiking trails, which were adorned with informational plaques along the way. The 1858 menu had a variety of delectable foods on it and the dishes we tried were both fabulous and worth every cent. I would definitely recommend this as a place to visit.
  • This place is wonderful! So beautiful!! Loved every minute of walking around the Park. The restaurant there has Great Food! Will definitely go back!
  • The place is absolutely gorgeous. It's definitely a great place to visit. But during our visit they decided to run one tram inside the park (which only holds like 12 or 15 people) while the place is crowded. It's about a mile from where you pay to the falls area. It started to rain while waiting for the tram. No shelter or anything for the loading area. I walked up the road to the falls because I knew I was gonna get wet either way. Once we saw everything up near the falls, we wanted to go back down to the front of the park. After waiting for the "one" tram to come back. It parked, and a wave of people attacked the tram like it was the last one on earth. The 2 park guys just let people push othere people out of the way. My sister in law is 8 months pregnant, and no one would make any room for her. My mom was assaulted by some old man, who grabbed her arm, and tried to pull her back. Yelling, "There's a line!" Yeah, we were in line! We decided to walk back down the hill to the front in the heavy rain. The guy is lucky I didn't see him at the front of then park. We did get reimbursed for the tram cost which was a $1 per person. Yay..... Parks people please get your crap together.
  • Event: The seven falls are not nearly as big as I had imagined. More like a stream that goes down a bunch of rocks. That being said the hike up the stairs and to the top of the ridge was fantastic. My daughter and I had a great time. Price: Not bad if you haven't been before or you like a unique hike, otherwise overpriced Staff: Very nice and good humored Parking: You park at the Broadmoor for free and a shuttle takes you to the site, there were plenty of shuttles so the wait to/from the park wasn't long Will return: Maybe in a decade or so when I have grandchildren, otherwise no
  • It worth going to this place. There is a shuttle system that comes often to take you there and back. There are phenomenal views and a trail. But if you want the best views you have to be ready to walk over 200 stairs. There is an elevator for one of the places but the more difficult one doesn't. If you're scared of heights I would not recommend even attempting to climb the stairs.
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