The Ultimate Guide To The Broadmoor Seven Falls

The Ultimate Guide To The Broadmoor Seven Falls

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The Ultimate Guide To The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Broadmoor Seven Falls, tucked in a box canyon, is the hideaway of idyllic beauty and tranquility!

The Broadmoor Seven Falls, a towering cascade of seven waterfalls plunging down a box canyon, is one of Colorado’s most unfathomably beautiful waterfalls!

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Broadmoor Seven Falls is a gorgeous cascading waterfall plunging off the South Cheyenne Creek and tumbling down a steep box canyon, changing its course several times by hitting the canyon’s granite walls and thus forming a beautiful zig-zag pattern and seven cascades before hitting the ground! The Broadmoor Seven Falls is located on a privately owned property but is open for tours outside the winter months. 

The grandeur and beauty of the Seven Falls have been known for decades, attracting vacationers from all over the world. However, Seven Falls was not spared of nature’s wrath, and it has seen devastating floods and fires that completely destroyed the trails, making it inaccessible. Before being acquired by The Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in 2014, Seven Falls went through several ownership changes. The Broadmoor has since heavily invested in restoring the Seven Falls’ beauty and charm, making it accessible not only to its guests but also to the public so that everyone can have the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring wonder of this natural gem.

Walk “The Grandest Mile of Scenery” to the Seven Falls, enjoy stunning views of the cascading waterfalls, go hiking, dine by the flowing creek, and zip line at the Broadmoor Seven Falls!

Unquestionably, Seven Falls is the star of the show, but there is a lot more to do at Broadmoor Seven Falls! The one-mile-long paved trail to the waterfall, enveloped by a box canyon and lined with spectacular rock formations, is popularly known as “The Grandest Mile of Scenery.” There are two great ways to see the waterfall – an observation deck and a staircase offering incredible views of the Seven Falls. The Broadmoor Seven Falls also features a couple of hiking trails, soaring zip line adventures, and dining options, making it one of the must-see places in Colorado!

Here is my ultimate guide to the Broadmoor Seven Falls, featuring essential trip-planning information, major attractions, attractions map, things to do, and recommendations on hotels and restaurants near the Broadmoor Seven Falls!

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Things To Do In Broadmoor Seven Falls

The Broadmoor Seven Falls Attractions Map

The Broadmoor Seven Falls Attractions Map

While it might not take more than 2-3 hours to see only the Seven Falls, with several other activities, including hiking trails, zip line adventures, and dining options, one can easily spend an entire day exploring Broadmoor Seven Falls. Below, I’ve listed the major highlights of the Broadmoor Seven Falls to help you plan your day at the Park and make the most of your visit.

No matter how much time you plan on spending at the Broadmoor Seven Falls, all guests must park at an offsite parking lot and take a complimentary shuttle to the Broadmoor Seven Falls. Broadmoor Seven Falls Offsite Parking Lot Address: 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Upon arriving at Broadmoor Seven Falls, you can buy your admission tickets and pay for other activities at the ticket booth located near the main entrance of the Park or skip the line and buy tickets online on sevenfalls.com. Once inside the Park, you can choose to walk “The Grandest Mile of Scenery,” a 0.8-mile paved nature trail starting at the Park’s entrance gate leading to the base of the Seven Falls. Or you could ride a tram to and from the Seven Falls, which comes at an additional cost and can be purchased along with the Park admission tickets. 

Here’re the main attractions in Broadmoor Seven Falls, Colorado Springs, Colorado!

The Grandest Mile of Scenery

The Grandest Mile of Scenery | Broadmoor Seven Falls

The Grandest Mile of Scenery

The 0.8-mile paved walking trail meandering through a box canyon, starting at the entrance gate and leading to the Seven Falls, is flanked with several stunning rock formations and is aptly known as “The Grandest Mile of Scenery.” While you could take a tram to the base of the Falls, I highly recommend walking “The Grandest Mile of Scenery” to get to the Broadmoor Seven Falls.

Broadmoor Seven Falls

Broadmoor Seven Falls

Seven Falls is a series of seven cascading waterfalls – Bridal Veil, Feather, Hill, Hull, Ramona, Shorty, and Weimer. While the falls can be seen from the bottom, you also have the option to view the stunning waterfalls from the Eagle’s Nest viewing platform, accessible via an elevator or by climbing a 224-step staircase along the waterfalls to the top of the Seven Falls.

Seven Falls | The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Hiking In Broadmoor Seven Falls

Hiking In Broadmoor Seven Falls

Hiking In Broadmoor Seven Falls

There’re two hiking trails in Broadmoor Seven Falls, with trailheads located at the top of the Seven Falls, accessible via a 224-step staircase. (1) Midnight Falls: A short 0.7-mile roundtrip hike takes about 30 minutes leading to Midnight Falls. (2) Inspiration Point: Branching from the Midnight Falls trail, a 1.5-mile roundtrip hike takes about an hour, offers incredible valley vistas.

Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

Featuring two distinct zip line courses with ten zip lines soaring the grounds above the box canyon at Broadmoor Seven Falls and two suspension bridges, the Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is a must-do for thrillseekers! The zip lines are operated by Broadmoor Outfitters, and tickets can be purchased online or from an offsite location at 6 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs.

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Dining & Shopping

Dining & Gift Shop | Broadmoor Seven Falls

Dining & Shopping

There’re a couple of dining options at Broadmoor Seven Falls – (1) A seasonal food truck serving delicious bubble waffles, and (2) Restaurant 1858 offering seated dining with great views and a locally inspired menu. The Seven Falls Shop and Rockhounds at The Eagle’s Nest observation deck offer a nice collection of gifts and souvenirs capturing the essence of the Seven Falls.

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Planning Your Trip To The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Planning Your Trip To The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Visiting outside the winter months, flying into Denver or Colorado Springs, staying in the Broadmoor Resort, and visiting other attractions in Colorado Springs is the best way to get the most out of your trip to the Broadmoor Seven Falls! 

Best Time To Visit The Broadmoor Seven Falls: The Broadmoor Seven Falls is open for tours outside the winter months, April through November, and operates on a seasonal schedule, with opening and closing times varying throughout the year. So, I recommend checking the Park Hours online when planning your trip to the Broadmoor Seven Falls. While Summer is the busiest time at Broadmoor Seven Falls, and for good reasons, if you don’t mind slightly cooler temperatures, visiting in Spring and Fall is a great way to beat the crowds at the Broadmoor Seven Falls.

Time Required At The Broadmoor Seven Falls: You could spend as little as a couple of hours and as much as an entire day at the Broadmoor Seven Falls. If you’re pressed for time during your visit, you could simply walk “The Grandest Mile of Scenery,” a 0.8-mile paved nature trail starting at the Park’s entrance gate leading to the base of the Seven Falls, see the Seven Falls, and be done in just a couple of hours. However, if you have more time, there are several other fun activities in Broadmoor Seven Falls, including hiking trails and zip line adventures, and you can easily spend an entire day at Broadmoor Seven Falls.

Getting To The Broadmoor Seven Falls: Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Broadmoor Seven Falls is pretty accessible via a couple of domestic and international airports in Colorado. Alternatively, you could use Amtrak’s train-bus service to get to Colorado Springs, rent a car, or hire a cab to the Broadmoor Seven Falls.

  • Flight: Most people fly into the Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver, Colorado, about 85 miles north of Colorado Springs, which is the closest international airport to the Broadmoor Seven Falls. Alternatively, you could also fly into Colorado Springs Airport (COS), Colorado Springs, Colorado, located just 14 miles from Broadmoor Seven Falls and is the closest major domestic airport to Broadmoor Seven Falls, serviced by several major Airlines.
  • Train: While there’re no direct train services to the Broadmoor Seven Falls, you could either take a direct Amtrak train to Denver Union Station. Or use Amtrak’s train-bus mixed services to get to Colorado Springs, which is the closest Amtrak station to Broadmoor Seven Falls. Upon reaching, you could either rent a car, hire a taxi, or use ride-hailing services like Uber/Lyft to get to the Broadmoor Seven Falls offsite parking lot.
  • Bus: Like Amtrak train services, Greyhound also connects several US cities to many Colorado cities, including Denver and Colorado Springs, from where you can hire a cab or rent a car to get to the Broadmoor Seven Falls in Colorado Springs.

Parking At The Broadmoor Seven Falls: There is no onsite parking offered at Broadmoor Seven Falls, and all guests must park at an offsite parking lot, provided at no additional cost, and take a complimentary shuttle to the Broadmoor Seven Falls. Broadmoor Seven Falls Offsite Parking Lot Address: 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Hotels Near The Broadmoor Seven Falls: Colorado Springs is a major city in Colorado and is home to several attractions, including Garden of the GodsPikes PeakCheyenne Mountain Zoo, and more. Being a popular tourist destination in Colorado, Colorado Springs has several excellent lodging options, including resorts, boutique hotels, and other chain hotels. Here are my top picks for hotels near the Broadmoor Seven Falls –

  • The Broadmoor: The Broadmoor is a resort and a private club in Colorado Springs. The expansive lakeside resort with golf courses, spa services, onsite shops, galleries, and several dining options is the best place to stay near the Broadmoor Seven Falls. Find more details and reserve online on The Broadmoor website.
  • Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs: Located four miles from Broadmoor Seven Falls, the Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs is a luxury retreat in the mountains with great views, service, and amenities, including many swimming pools, a man-made sand beach, golf courses, tennis courts, SPA services and more.
  • Garden of the Gods Resort & Club: Located within a few miles from Garden of the Gods and Broadmoor Seven Falls, the Garden of the Gods Resort & Club is a luxury resort in Colorado Springs with great views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. The resort features indoor and outdoor tennis courts, wellness SPA and saloon, the Kissing Camels Golf Course, the Infinity pool with spectacular views of Pikes Peak, and indoor and outdoor dining options.
  • Antlers Hotel: The Antlers Hotel, part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, located in the city center, Colorado Springs, is a luxurious hotel with contemporary decor, great views, an indoor pool, and a few great dining options.

Restaurants Near The Broadmoor Seven Falls: The dining options within the Park may be limited, but Colorado Springs is home to several excellent eateries, including major chain restaurants and locally-owned eateries. Below, I have listed a few of my favorite places to dine near the Broadmoor Seven Falls in Colorado Springs.

  • Dining Inside The Broadmoor Seven Falls Park: Dining options inside the Park are limited to a seasonal food truck and Restaurant 1858, serving lunch and dinner in a rustic environment with great canyon views.
  • Lake Terrace Dining Room: The Lake Terrace Dining Room in The Broadmoor resort, with an elegant dining room and a great menu, is an excellent place to dine whether or not you’re staying in The Broadmoor resort! Lake Terrace Dining Room’s Sunday brunch is very popular among locals and a must-try if you’re in Colorado Springs on a Sunday.
  • Edelweiss German Restaurant: The Edelweiss German Restaurant in Colorado Springs is a great place to try European delicacies in a lively setting with live music.
  • Paravicini’s Italian Bistro: This is a great place for classic Italian food in a rustic and lively environment.
  • Pepper Tree Restaurant: The Pepper Tree Restaurant, known for its table-side food preparation, is one of the best fine dining options in Colorado Springs.

Other Attractions Near The Broadmoor Seven Falls: There are several other attractions near the Broadmoor Seven Falls in the city of Colorado Springs, including Garden of the GodsPikes PeakCheyenne Mountain Zoo, and more. More details and other Colorado attractions are in my Colorado Travel Guide.

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Seven Falls | The Broadmoor Seven FallsI hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Guide To The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and I hope this will help you plan your trip to the Broadmoor Seven Falls. You can find other Colorado attractions in my Colorado Travel Guide.

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Shreyashi

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