As we walked from the entrance of the park up to the actual falls I couldn’t help but marvel at the views of the natural box canyon all around. It is not for nothing that it is called “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado”.
First we crossed over a small bridge and entered the tunnel to take the elevator up to see the falls from the platform across. We then took the elevator down and continued to the base of the Seven Falls. We admired the views of the falls and the curved rock up close. We watched all the people who were up already descend the narrow staircase before we started our way up.
We began our trek up the 224 steps huffing and puffing. The steps were right alongside the narrow but 181 foot tall waterfalls (We went in August. I assume in the winter and spring the waterfall is probably a lot fuller). We stopped at each platform to admire the views and catch our breath. Each of the waterfalls had a signpost with the name of that particular waterfall and a bit of information about it.
Once we got to the top of the falls we admired the magnificent views all around before continuing on a little bit of the hiking trails in the woods.
There is a lot of walking throughout the park. From the ticket booth to the base of Seven Falls is .8 of a mile walking on a paved road at a mild incline. There is a tram ($2 cost) inside the park for guests that are physically unable to walk up to the base of the falls.
Posted: October 2, 2020
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Parking for Seven Falls:
1045 Lower Gold Camp Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Thursday – Monday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
July 2 – November 1, 2020
Entrance Fee for Adults: Ages 13+ years – $16
Entrance Fee for Seniors and Military (with ID) – $13.25
Entrance Fee for Children: Ages 2 – 12 years – $10
Children under 2 years of age are FREE