Usually I am the one to find locations and plan out trips, but when my parents came to town for my little sister’s spring break, I sat back and let them take the reigns. Of course, my mom found a great spot in Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor’s Seven Falls. (You can read about our entire weeklong trip in this separate blog post, here!)
It is a relatively easy hike to the spectacular waterfall with unbelievable views that make the uphill climb worth every tough breath for my non-altitude-acclimated family.
We met around 9:30 a.m. in a parking lot at The Broadmoor to take a shuttle bus toward the paystation and trailhead. It cost us $12 per person to enter the grounds, and once we paid our fees, we were off and ready to go.
To get to the falls you take a nice, wide, paved path that winds around gigantic natural rock structures which shoot out of the ground with bright, orange coloring. We were on the trail at the beginning of March, so much of the surrounding landscape was still frozen. As we continued toward the falls, we started to see more and more icicles on the colorful canyon walls, and the creek alongside us started to be less visible under the ice.
The Seven Falls were created by the South Cheyenne Creek which is one of the main water sources for the city of Colorado Springs. The trail follows alongside it all the way until the waterfall, and there are convenient benches and gazebos along the way for stopping and appreciating the rushing water.
Since the stairs leading to the Eagle’s Nest weren’t iced over, we chose to walk them first. There are 185 steps from the bottom to the top, and they are steep and narrow. We took our time going up and took a rest when we made it to the platform at the top.
Even at the top, there was another little gift shop, but this one had a much better view. Outside on its patio were rocking chairs, benches, and stationary binoculars that looked down onto the entire waterfall from a higher cliff's edge perspective. We caught our breath and took in the 360 degree views before heading back down.
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