The broadmoor seven falls

The Broadmoor Seven Falls

     Are you in the mood for gorgeous waterfalls, hiking, and some time spent outdoors? With Spring rolling in around the corner, we have some great places around the Springs for you to check out! If you head over to the Broadmoor area, you will find the Broadmoor Seven Falls – a beautiful area that offers a couple of great hiking trails and Colorado scenery to make anyone happy.

     Seven Falls has (you guessed it!), seven waterfalls. Each fall has its own name: Bridal Veil, Feather, Hill, Hull, Ramona, Shorty, and Weimer. You have the choice to view the falls from atop the 224-step staircase, or from the Eagle’s Nest platform, which can be accessed via elevator for all to see! The park is considered a walking park—so be prepared to walk .8 of a mile upon entry. The walking path is paved at a mild incline. If needed, a tram is offered to those who may have difficulty walking the path. It does cost $2 a person to ride the tram, so come prepared if that is a part of your plans.

     If hiking is more up your alley, then you are in luck! There two hiking trails that give visitors a chance to explore the area and bring fun for the whole family. Inspiration Point Trail takes you to a beautiful lookout over Colorado Springs. This trail is roughly a mile there and back, so plan to take around an hour to complete this trail. If you are looking for something a little shorter—Midnight Falls Trail is for you! Plan to take about 30 minutes to finish this trail. Dogs are welcome at Seven Falls, so bring the leash and let those fur babies have fun! When you are finished hiking, you may be pleased to find Restaurant 1858 (open seasonally) that offers delicious meals with patio seating, so you can enjoy the views while you try out the yummy cuisine. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, and it is recommended to make reservations. You will also find a few more casual dining options that include a food truck if you are not in the mood for fancy dining after your hike. You will find parking for Seven Falls at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd.

     You will be able to purchase tickets to the Broadmoor Seven Falls at the gate. Pricing varies depending on age—ranging from $10.50 to $16.50 (with children 2 years of age or younger free!). Group rates are available and if you love to visit often, you may purchase a season pass. Currently, the area is closed for the winter but will re-open for the season on April 2nd . Once open, you can access the park Friday thru Sunday.

     Springtime is a beautiful time in Colorado, and we highly recommend at trip to view the Seven Falls once they are open for the season. Have you been to the Falls in previous years? Tell us about your experience on our Facebook page! We love hearing from our readers!