How long does it take to hike Seven Falls?
Most visitors spend between two and three hours exploring the falls and on-site gift shop, dining options, and additional trails located above the falls.
Is parking available?
Patrons must park at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd located at Norris Penrose Event Center. Parking and shuttle transportation is complimentary for all Seven Falls patrons. Please note: There is no parking at South Cheyenne Canyon Park for Seven Falls patrons.
Is Seven Falls dog-friendly?
Yes, you may bring your furry friend along for the adventure. Be sure to keep your dog leashed at all times.
Is there a tram or elevator on-site?
For visitors who need assistance traveling from the ticket booth to the base of the falls, there is a tram service for $2 per person. There is also an elevator for guests who are not able to take the stairs. The elevator takes you to the Eagle’s Nest observation platform for an amazing view of the falls.
What other activities can I enjoy near the falls?
There are two hiking trails for visitors to explore. Inspiration Point Trail offers a one-mile out-and-back hike to a lookout with views of Colorado Springs and takes about an hour to complete. Midnight Falls Trail is a shorter hike and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
What dining options are available?
Falling Waffles food truck offers bubble waffle cones and house churned ice cream from The Broadmoor Creamery. Located at the base of the falls is Restaurant 1858 offering wood fire grilled Colorado cuisine. Visit Sevenfalls.com for more information on booking your dining experience. Park entrance is necessary for dining.
What are the names of the Broadmoor Seven Falls?
The falls are named: Bridal Veil, Feather, Hill, Hull, Ramona, Shorty, and Weimer.
What is the history behind the Broadmoor Seven Falls?
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 Canyon. He sold the land to the Colorado Springs Land Company for $1,000. 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 attraction.
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