Seven Falls – Things To Do
Seven Falls Hiking Trails
Seven Falls features two beautiful hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. These trails give you a chance to immerse yourself in Colorado’s mountain landscape and enjoy its unparalleled scenery and wildlife.
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The trails at Seven Falls close in the evenings and during inclement weather, so please plan your descent accordingly. Hiking trails begin atop our 224-step stairway and the 400-foot climbs are moderately difficult, so footwear should be sturdy and protective (flip-flops are not appropriate).
Trail to Inspiration Point (1 hour round trip)
Opened in 1883, this one-mile trail is Seven Falls’ longest and has been the most popular for well over a century. The winding trail leads to Inspiration Point where guests enjoy a spectacular view of the Great Plains and the city of Colorado Springs. This is also the location of the original grave site of renowned writer Helen Hunt Jackson. It was her last request that she be buried here at the spot that inspired so many of her famous poems.
Trail to Midnight Falls (1/2 hour round trip)
This short hike leads to the small, yet sparkling Midnight Falls. A hundred years ago this was a favorite and secluded spot for Colorado College students to visit late at night. Midnight Falls is near the headwaters of South Cheyenne Creek that is formed by springs and from snowmelt on Pikes Peak.
Seven Falls Shopping
The Seven Falls Shop
After experiencing the beauty of Seven Falls, commemorate your visit with a special souvenir at the Seven Falls Shop. This convenient shop features men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, as well as a variety of gifts. Bottled water, snacks, and other sundries are also available.
ROCKHOUNDS at THE EAGLES NEST
Created and operated by gemologist David Gibson and his wife Suzanne, ROCKHOUNDS at THE EAGLES NEST, is a family-friendly gallery that features quality minerals and fossils from around the world - including Colorado and the American West. From its high perch, the gallery and its expansive deck offer a panoramic view of Seven Falls. Inside, visitors will find a fascinating collection of specimens, jewelry, mineral art, and original board games created in the Gibson studios. ROCKHOUNDS at THE EAGLES NEST, conceived with families in mind, welcomes visitors of all ages.
A thrilling exploration above The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Soaring Adventure consists of 10 zip-lines that range in distance from 300 feet to 1,800 feet. Participants also encounter moderate hiking, rope bridges, and a controlled rappel that provides stunning views of the canyon.
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