A Trip to Seven Falls
If you love waterfalls, Seven Falls is definitely a must see Colorado Springs attraction.
The main event is a 181-foot waterfall cascading down a massive wall of granite at seven distinct steps.
Its located in a beautiful box canyon called South Cheyenne Canyon.
The drive there and walk through the parking lot is a fun experience, because the canyon walls get steeper and closer together the further in you go. You are literally surrounded by rock and trees.
Rain or shine, we have to recommend Seven Falls. We went on a semi-rainy afternoon, and even with a little bit of cloud cover, the natural beauty was unbelievable.
For a quarter, you can buy fish pellets and toss them in, and they will rise to the top and gobble away. We found this surprisingly entertaining.
The staircase runs adjacent to the falls, made up of 224 steps. This makes for a breathtaking climb, and some excellent photo opportunities.
We probably dont have to tell you this, but if you dont like heights, dont take the stairs. You might not be allowed on the stairs if its rained too much, for understandable safety issues.
But thats okay, because then youll make sure to ride the 14-story mountain express elevator up through solid rock to the Eagles Nest."
The Eagle's Nest is a paved lookout perch atop the canyon walls, where you get the best views overlooking the whole scene. Pretty amazing stuff.
So if youre looking for more than 2-3 hours of entertainment for the kids, this probably wont get you there. But its definitely family-friendly, and (we think) worth the price of admission.
And, if youre a waterfall fan or just want to connect with nature, this is a great choice. Also very nice for a romantic destination.
You might consider visiting around dusk, as they light up Seven Falls with multiple colors at night.
From I-25 take Exit 140 West on Cheyenne Boulevard.