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Seven Falls, Colorado Springs

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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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  • The falls has been bought by the Broadmoor Hotel and when the flood hit it was just to much money to fix up. Couple things. You will not spend all day here. We went in the winter and the prices are a ...  more »
  • Enjoyed my visit to Seven Falls, took a free shuttle bus from the Broadmoor Hotel area and they dropped us off at the base. Had the option to walk to the top (less than a mile, easy walk) or take the ...  more »
  • This place is worth a visit if you're in Colorado Springs and you can easily pair it with visiting Garden of the Gods. You need to catch the shuttle (free) in town at 6 Lake Street. The shuttle will d...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, I can see why it costs a few bucks to get in. We didn't get in to the resturant but we did go up the 200+ stairs or so to the top of the falls and then took the hike on top to the scenic view. On a hot day the hike could be a bit hard but there are plenty of places to sit and rest and most of the time the trail is shaded by the trees. I have a fear of heights and I must say, the stairs were'nt that bad so please try them.
  • The land and the scenery was absolutely GORGEOUS! One warning: if you suffer from a fear of heights, be wary of going to the mountain stairs as it's a scary hike up them. I would advise bringing a backpack just so you can have both hands free.
  • The falls are in Colorado Springs Colorado. When you first get there you get to see the pillar of Hercules and George Washington profile. These seven falls are the most beautiful at dark because they light up in seven different colors. Seven Falls is the only waterfall that is placed in the National Geographic waterfall section. There are hiking trails that you can hike on. When I went here the only way to get to the trail was to climb over 200 stairs because the elevator was broken. I was a teenager when I did this so it was fun for me,now I would have never thought of it being fun. I was fortunate to get there at a seasonal time because I got to watch an Indian POW-Wow dance they have at the bottom just when it starts to get dark. If you are ever in the area take the time to check it out!
  • Beautiful scenery. You need to take the shuttle up. Which is free. But then you have to pay $14.00 each. Plus if you want. Pay the extra $1.00 for the ride to the top. And back. Unlimited all day.
  • Incredible scenery. Great hikes. Fun gift shop and good quality restaurant.