Seven Falls, Colorado Springs

Seven Falls tumbles 181 feet down a solid cliff of granite. You can get a bird’s eye view of the falls by riding the in-mountain elevator 140 feet up to the Eagle’s Nest platform.

Or if you want more of a challenge, you can climb the 184 steps up to the same platform. Either way, you’ll get to see this long waterfall from a unique perspective.

Seven Falls, Colorado

Anyway, Seven Falls has re-opened, (in August 2015), so you are welcome to visit the park when ever you'd like to. I haven't yet visited the park since the renovations were done, but I plan to at some point, and when I do, I'll let you know how it was. 

They have made extensive renovations at the park, which includes a new fine dining restaurant called 1858 that will seat up to 150 people. The restaurant has patio seating and is open for lunch and dinner on the same days that the Park is open. Reservations are recommended.

And if you like to do zip lining, there is a new zip line course called The Broadmoor’s Soaring Adventure. It will be above Seven Falls, on the grounds of the Broadmoor, and will follow rope bridges then end in a rappel. Reservations for the zip lining adventure are separate from the park admission, and there is a separate fee for it.

Admission prices look like this in 2017: $10.00 per adult, (ages 13+ years), and $5.00 per child, (ages 2 to 12 years.) Children who are under 2 years old will be allowed into the park for free.

Parking continues to be free and is now located at the Broadmoor Hotel where they will provide a shuttle service to the park. 

Seven Falls, Colorado Springs

The Hours of Operation will be: 

August 16 through September 30:
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.- last guest out of the park by 8:00 p.m.

October 1 through October 31:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- last guest out of the park by 6:00 p.m.

November 1 through February 29:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; last guest out of the park by 5:00 p.m.

March 1 through April 30:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- last guest out of the park by 6:00 p.m.

May 1 through June 1:
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.- last guest out of the park by 8:00 p.m.

And one more thing you might like to know is that dogs are allowed in the park as long as they are leashed. 

This tall, seven stepped waterfall is just a short distance from the entrance to the park, so you can't miss it. Admire the view from the bottom and when you’re ready, enter the granite hallway that leads to the elevator. If you’re interested, you can read information about the area in this hallway.

The elevator takes you 140 feet up to the platform where you truly get a bird’s eye view of this seven-tiered waterfall. From the platform, you can also enjoy the surrounding scenery, and listen to audio tapes about the falls. When you’re ready to leave, you can either take the elevator back down, or if you want to, there’s a 184 step stairway that takes you down to the bottom.

Now, if you’re ambitious, (and not afraid of heights), you can climb the 224 steps that follow Seven Falls all the way to the top. Once there, you can hike two different trails. One is a short half mile walk to Midnight Falls, and the other one is a mile long hike to Inspiration Point, where you can enjoy a view of the Great Plains. Both trails have moderate ratings. Have fun!

Here’s an interesting tidbit about this tall waterfall: it’s the only waterfall in Colorado that’s listed in the National Geographic list of International Waterfalls. Though I think this is a nice falls, there are other waterfalls in Colorado which I think are nice too!

Seven Falls is made up of seven separate waterfalls which each have their own name. Like so:

1) Ramona Falls-this one is named after Helen Hunt Jackson’s book “Ramona”.

2) Feather Falls-this one is named for the way it looks.

3) Bridal Veil Falls-yes, because it looks like a bridal veil.

4) Shorty Falls-you guessed it: because of its short drop.

5) Hull Falls-this one is named after the 1880s owner of the falls.

6) Weimer Falls-Weimer was the name of the second owner of Seven Falls.

7) Hill Falls-and last but not least, Hill is the name of the previous owners of this seven tiered waterfall.(Before it was sold to the Broadmoor Hotel.)

Seven Falls is open year-round except for New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve, so that gives you plenty of time to enjoy it. Have fun!

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