Hiking to waterfalls is one of the best things to do in Colorado Springs. Now, I am not saying it is the only thing to do in this area. But it is one of the best! Seven Falls is considered the best waterfall in Colorado Springs. It has been called the Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado. This waterfall has even been designated as one of the waterfalls on the International Waterfall list by National Geographic.
Bridal Veil – Name-based on its visual representation.
Ramona – Named after Helen Hunt Jackson’s Book.
Hill – Named for the previous owner.
Hull – Named for the owner during the 1800s.
Feather – Name-based on its visual representation.
Weimer – Named for the 2nd owner of the falls
Shorty – This fall has the shortest drop out of all seven.
The trail that leads to these seven waterfalls is less than a mile long. That is not the only hiking option you have though. You can also choose to do the Midnight Falls Loop Hike, Inspiration Point Out and Back Hike, and the Stage Road Loop Hike.
Most people choose to do the basic hike to Seven Falls. Once they reach the base of the falls, they discover they have two options for seeing this tiered waterfall. The first will have you climbing 224 steps up alongside the waterfall. The stairs also take you to the trailheads for the other three hikes.
If you do not want to walk up all those stairs, and I can’t say I would argue with you if you don’t, there is another option. The elevator goes up fourteen stories to the observation point. The Eagles Nest Lookout is the perfect spot to see the seven different waterfalls. There is a gift shop up there, so you can purchase a souvenir or two.
You can easily hike to Seven Falls at any time of the year. I recommend going during the summer months though. It is during that time of the year that they light these waterfalls up at night. The lights change colors and make the rushing water appear even more breathtaking.
Waterfalls are one of the best things to see as a family during road trips. If you are looking for the best waterfall in Colorado Springs, then you must hike to Seven Falls. There are seven waterfalls in all and one of them will be a family favorite. Check out this article on another waterfall hike you can do with your family on a road trip to the Rocky Mountains
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