Seven Falls, Colorado

Seven Falls in August 2009

Seven Falls is much better in picture than in person. That is the moral of this waterfall. I paid $8 to visit this falls, and was surprisingly disappointed. First of all, I guess it doesn’t help that I’m not a big fan of heights, and to get up close and personal with the falls, you’ve got to walk on some very shaky stairs without anything below.

Beside that, I just wasn’t impressed in person, at least not considering how much I paid to visit it. There are other more interesting falls that are free in the area. I have to admit, though, that the photos of the falls are really cool. The rock colors around the falls are just amazing. The best place I found to view the falls is by taking the elevator up to a viewing platform.

A ranger at the site at Helen Hunt Falls and Silver Cascade Falls suggested taking the Mount Cutler Trail (map) in the North Cheyenne Canyon area, which he said leads to a good view of Seven Falls without the added costs. We didn’t end up trying it.

Directions:
I had a terrible time finding this falls, so I’m going to defer to the Seven Falls website to get directions to this falls. Your best bet if you have a GPS would be to enter the following address into the system:

2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

Accessibility: 10/10
Height: 181′
Length of Hike: 0.4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Seven Falls?

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