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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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  • Decided to visit the Seven falls, had little expectations as I had visit the Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak in the days past. This was well worth the trip. It is fabulous. There were those more ad...  more »
  • Would recommend a visit, recommend walking the stairs to the top. Ate at the 1858 restaurant and had the trout which could be ordered a number of different ways. Took the shuttle from the Broadmoor wh...  more »
  • Seven Falls was part of a tour arranged for our high school reunion. What a beautiful place. Only I walked up the stairs to the viewing decks; my classmates decided to use the elevator. I loved the vi...  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.