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.
Visitors can view the scenic wonder of Seven Falls from either the top of the 224 step staircase or from the Eagle’s Nest viewing platform which can be accessed via elevator. In the evenings, the falls are beautifully illuminated.
ADMISSION RATES & DETAILS
- Park admission is $14.00 per adult and $8.00 per child, children under 2 years old are free of charge.
- Group rates are available with restrictions
- Parking is free of charge; parking is now located at the Broadmoor Hotel with shuttle service to the Park.
- Reservations for the Soaring Adventure are separate from park admission. There is a separate fee for the Soaring Adventure.
- Restaurant 1858 is a fine dining, Broadmoor restaurant with patio seating. It will be open daily as the park is open for both lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
- Dogs are allowed in the park with leashes required.
For more informaton, visit The Broadmoor Seven Falls website.
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History of Seven Falls in Colorado Springs
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.