Located in a natural box canyon, Seven Falls in Colorado Springs is 181 feet of stunning waterfalls. It made National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls, the only one in Colorado to do so. Some have dubbed in the “Grandest mile of scenery in Colorado”. Seven Falls is a series of 7 cascading waterfalls.
In the summer the Colorado Springs waterfalls are lit up at night. Hike along 224 steps to the top or take an in-mountain elevator 14 stories to the Eagles Nest Lookout. Evening is a special time to visit the falls, as they are lit up at night.
With over 224 stairs from the base to the top, the seven falls boasts some of the most beautiful scenes in Colorado Springs. After re-opening in late 2015, they made several renovations including a new restaurant and zip line call the Broadmoor’s Soaring Adventure. There are separate fees for it, but being located above the falls, it’s well worth the extra money.
The names of each fall are:
Bridal Veil – Name based off it’s visual representation.
Ramona – Named after Helen Hunt Jackson’s Book.
Hill – Named for the previous owner.
Hull – Named for the owner during the 1800’s.
Feather – Name based off it’s visual representation.
Weimer – Named for the 2nd owner of the falls
Shorty – This falls has the shortest drop out of all seven.
Throughout the canyon there are several exhibits, which are part of a guided audio tour to make your adventure fun and memorable.
At the top of the falls is a system of trails that take you to Midnight Falls and then onto Inspiration Point overlooking Colorado Springs. The trails are open from May to mid-October.
The trail Midnight Falls takes about thirty minutes round trip, while Inspiration Point takes an hour round trip. There’s also a lot of wildlife that is usually seen in the surrounding canyon.
- Ponderosa Cafe – Open year round serving hot dogs, hamburgers, bbq, snacks, ice cream and more.
- Main Curio Shop – An Old West-themed gift shop.
- Bear Cubs Cave – Located at the base of the stairs, features children’s toys and apparel.
- Eagle’s Nest Shop – Located at the top of the elevator, features an assortment of rocks and crystals.
Read our post on Dazzling Lights at Seven Falls.
Season: Year round
Hours: Summer 8:30am-10:30pm; Winter 9am-4:15pm
The Broadmoor Seven Falls actually dates all the way back to 1872 with a gentleman by the name of Nathaniel Colby. Mr. Colby sold the land to Colorado Springs Land Company, who then sold Seven Falls to James Hull. James transformed the area by building roads through the canyon and a staircase up the falls. With the help of another man who started charging visitors to view the falls by carriages and horses, Seven Falls in Colorado Springs has flourished into one of the premier attractions in the area.