Seven Falls in Colorado Springs is a series of seven cascading waterfalls, reaching a total height of 181 feet. Visitors can experience it up close and personal via 224 steps on the staircase from the base of the falls to the peak. Seven Falls in Colorado Springs is the only waterfall in Colorado to make National Geographic's list of international waterfalls.
The history of Seven Falls in Colorado dates back to 1872, when a man named Nathaniel Colby inhabited the 160 acres that included the present day Seven Falls and South Cheyenne Cañon. He sold the land to the Colorado Springs Land Company for $1000. In 1882 James Hull purchased the property for $1,300. Mr. Hull was an environmentalist who was disturbed to find the scenic splendor of the canyon being threatened by people chopping down the surrounding forest for its lumber.
Hull was also a businessman, and he understood the value of the property as a scenic destination and began to improve it by constructing a road through the canyon to the Seven Falls in Colorado Springs and building a stairway along the side of the Falls. He installed a toll gate at the foot of the canyon and proceeded to do business. Back then, a local entrepreneur paid Hull $500 for the privilege of taking passengers by carriages, burros and horses to the Falls for 25 cents each. Business flourished and Seven Falls in Colorado Springs became a prominent tourist attraction.
Visitors can still view the scenic wonder of Seven Falls today from either the top of the 224 step staircase or from the Eagle’s Nest viewing platform which can be accessed via elevator. Native American dance performances can also be viewed at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs during the summer months weather permitting. In the evenings, the falls are beautifully illuminated with different colored lights.
Hours & Admission
***Seven Falls is currently closed and will be reopening Spring 2015
March 1 – May 2: 9AM – 4PM
May 3 – May 23 – 9AM – 5PM
Friday/Saturday Night Lighting: 5PM – 9:30PM
May 24 – September 2: 8:30AM – 10PM
September 3 – September 30: 9AM – 9:30PM
Friday/Saturday Night Lighting: 5PM – 8PM
October 1 – November 21: 9AM – 4PM
Day rates 9AM-5PM
5 and under: FREE
Night rates 5PM-10PM:
Child (6-15): $6.75
5 and under: FREE
**Hours and ticket prices subject to change from what's listed on this site. For more information visit www.sevenfalls.com