Colorado Nature, Waterfalls May 21, 2018
This Waterfall Staircase Hike May Be The Most Unique In All Of Colorado
It’s waterfall season, Colorado! Whether you are a Centennial State native, have lived here a while, or are a tourist who has done your research, you know know that Colorado is chock-full of these natural wonders. So how does one decide which to visit? We suggest checking out this iconic Colorado waterfall:
Seven Falls is located in Colorado Springs and is considered Colorado's "Most Majestic Waterfall."
It was even been named one of
National Geographic's top must-see waterfalls in the entire world!
As the name suggests, this is actually a series of seven waterfalls fed by the Pikes Peak watershed.
The falls tumble for 181 feet down a box canyon that cuts through the Pillars of Hercules in South Cheyenne Canyon.
Seven Falls was first opened to the public in the early 1800s and has been privately owned by a handful of different individuals and companies over the years.
In 2013, a devastating flood forced the falls to close, after which the iconic Broadmoor Resort swooped in to buy the property and re-open the attraction, though it took nearly two years to renovate.
When you arrive, you'll encounter a steep 224-step staircase leading to the top of the falls (as well as a nearby elevator if you're not up for the climb).
The staircase leads up to to the Eagle's Nest deck, where you'll find unbeatable views of the canyon and waterfall.
From here, you can also take several hiking trails that lead along the banks of the stream, although you'll probably want to stop to catch your breath and appreciate the view from the top!
The journey gives visitors the chance to experience the falls from different viewpoints.
And boy are the views spectacular!
While most people visit during the day, Seven Falls is just as magical at night, when colorful lights are turned on to illuminate the falls after the sun goes down.
It's hard to believe that this natural wonder could be any
more stunning, but seeing it at night is truly enchanting.
After your epic hike, you'll probably be hungry. Luckily, you'll find the beautiful Restaurant 1858 right at the base of the falls!
The restaurant is open seasonally for lunch and dinner. You'll definitely want to snag a seat on the epic patio if you can! Reservations are recommended if you're planning on dining here.
It's a tough climb to the top, but the views make it SO worth the effort.
All-day admission to Seven Falls costs $14.50 for adults, $9 for children (ages 2 to 12), and $12.50 for seniors and military members. To learn more about Seven Falls and to purchase tickets online, please visit the Broadmoor's
Seven Falls is located at 2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
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