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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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  • Very well operated with a large car park and shuttle service. excellent restaurant. Caters for all fitness levels. Magnificent views of the falls and canyon with an easy walk downhill at the end.  more »
  • Seven Falls is a gorgeous spot, owned by the Broadmoor resort. There is free parking and a shuttle service to the gate. Cost is $14 for adults. From the gate to the falls is about .6 miles or you can ...  more »
  • We went here while visiting Colorado Springs. Very nice place but beware lots of steps! The first set at the top you cant do much and there is an elevator for that set. The second ones are the best fo...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place to visit! We were amazed at the stunning views and amenities for the whole family: scavenger hunt & panning for gold, a cozy restaurant, plenty of places to sit and relax, and restrooms throughout. The whole facility was very well maintained and clean. Admission seemed high for a family, but we spent several hours there which made it totally worth it! I look forward to returning.
  • Seven Falls is a beautiful and easy hike for all ages. You can walk on the paved road, or take the trolley to the top if you feel the need. Once you get to the falls themselves you climb a very steep stair case to the top where there is additional hiking trails available. All in all not a bad use of $16 and a nice day trip.
  • One of the most beautiful places on Earth. Parking at the hotel and shuttling up closer is very convenient and free. Ticket prices are very reasonable for the day-long entertainment you receive. Long walk before you reach the falls, though, with beautiful nature to photograph along the way. First set of steps you climb lead to a smaller-scale climb with an elevator back down. Walk further to reach the Seven Falls climb, which is soo worth it! Hiking up top is so fun & the view is amazing. Can't wait to go back soon!
  • A bit pricey, $14 / person, for just waterfall stairs & hiking trail access. There's an elevator adjacent to the waterfall stairs that gives you a better view but it worth the price. The restaurant at the falls is also very pricey and by reservation only. If the price were lower then I'd give it one more star.
  • I came to Seven Falls when I first moved here. I can say that I wasn't let down. It's absolutely beautiful and relaxing. I highly recommend climbing the stairs to the top if you are able to. It gives you a better view of the waterfall and it's also a great work out.