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.
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.
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.