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After 12 years of full-time rving, we've sold our truck and trailer but we're still traveling. Email us at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you would like to contact us.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Seven Falls

Seven Falls is located in Colorado Springs and is privately owned.

The view from the Nest observation platform that is accessed by an elevator located inside the mountain or up a 184 step stairway. We took the elevator up.

Double-click to enlarge this sign that shows the names of the seven falls. At night the falls are individualy lit in different colors.

Our next feat was to climb the stairs to the top of the falls.

This sign says it all.

Close up of Shorty Falls.

Bridal Vail Falls under Ramona Falls.

Looking back down the first flight of stairs. The stage at the bottom is for the Indian dance shows that are performed almost every day.

Ramona Falls.

Looking back down the second flight of stairs.

Once at the top we started walking the trail.

We hiked both of these but we did the top one first. Helen Hunt Jackson was an author and an activist for the Native Americans. She loved South Cheyenne Canyon and requested to be buried at the top. She was buried there in 1885 but her body has since been moved.

Another caution sign.

The trail going up to Inspiration Point was very steep in places and had a lot of steps. It's only a mile long (round trip) but has a 600' elevation gain.

Thank goodness we didn't see much litter.

Just one of the views we saw as we climbed.

Helen Hunt Jackson's grave site.

Plaque memoralizing another owner of Seven Falls.

The next few photos are a panoramic view from Inspiration Point.

Helen Hunt Jackson's grave as seen from Inspiration Point.

On the way back down the trail we came across this evidence of a squirrel's hard work.

The squirrel was hurriedly stripping the needles off this cluster of cones so he could haul them away.

We disturbed him so he turned his back on us hoping we would go away. LOL

When we didn't go away, he grabbed a cluster of cones and scampered away.

There he goes!

On the way to Midnight Falls, we saw this tree growing out of a rock.

Midnight Falls.


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