Seven Falls closes for upgrades

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Seven Falls in South Cheyenne Canyon will be closed for improvements today through Friday, May 28.

In preparation for tourist season, which begins on Memorial Day weeken, the upgrades will include landscaping, painting and construction of a visitor toll booth at the entrance, which will decrease wait times.

Seven Falls is the only waterfall in Colorado listed in the National Geographic list of International waterfalls.

A natural box canyon, Seven Falls is a popular tourist destination in Colorado Springs, with falls cascading down 181 feet of Pikes Peak granite.

A 224-step stairway adjacent to the falls leads to a system of trails and platforms that offer views of Colorado Springs and the plains.

Last year, Seven Falls and South Cheyenne Canyon had more than 240,000 visitors.

“We are constantly looking at ways to elevate the visitor experience,” states Linda Carter, director of tourism for Seven Falls.

“This is an ideal time to make improvements before the high-traffic tourist season begins on Memorial Day weekend.”