Seven Falls, Colorado Springs

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The Broadmoor 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 it 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 had closed Seven Falls until restoration was complete late Summer 2015 by The Broadmoor. The resort bought Seven Falls after it had been owned and operated by families since the 1880s.
Seven 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.
Rock 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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  • We decided to visit the Seven Falls as part of our anniversary celebration. We were delighted to see the improvements since the Broadmoor has taken over the ownership and our first visit many years ag...  more »
  • While visitors can take an elevator to the Eagle’s Nest for a distant vista for the falls, there is no elevator adjacent to the falls. If you are physically able, climb the 228 brutal steps adjacent t...  more »

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