Eagle's Nest

Round Trip Distance: 0.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Elevation: 6548 - 6667 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Seven Falls
Fee: $14/adult, $8/child (2-12 yrs.)
Attractions: Scenic overlook

The Eagle's Nest is located in the Broadmoor Seven Falls Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The site is perched several hundred feet above the valley floor where it provides a birds eye view of the Seven Falls waterfalls. Visitors have the option to either climb a series of steps to get up to the overlook or ride an elevator that travels up a shaft that was mined out of the solid rock of the mountain.

The stairs, with their 185 steps, that lead up to the Eagle's Nest are right next to the Seven Falls Shop.

They might look a bit steep but nothing says that you have to run up them. There are several nice landings along the way were you can rest.

The naked eye view isn't too shabby from the Eagle's Nest but they have a viewing scope there nonetheless.

One thing that you might want to get a closer look at are some of the people on the Broadmoor Soaring Adventures zipline.

The main attraction from the Eagle's Nest is in the direction of the Seven Falls.

From here you can contemplate the beauty of the falls while considering all of the stairways that they have to climb.

They managed to squeeze in another gift shop where you might find that unique treasure that you have been looking for.

If you have already been up and down the Seven Falls stairs then the ones for the Eagle's Nest won't seem like a very big deal.

For those with the type of knees that don't go well with long sets of stairs and, of course, those with special needs, there is always the Mountain Elevator to take advantage of.

The horizontal shaft or tunnel that leads into the mountain to the elevator is lined with interesting exhibits that are well worth taking the time to see.

When we were at Seven Falls taking the photos for this post we wanted to get our money's worth so after climbing up and down the stairs to the Eagle's Nest we opted to try out the elevator also. Something about riding the elevator for several hundred feet up through the mountain sounded too unique to pass up. And speaking of money, there is more that you can spend your cash on at Seven Falls than just the price of admission. Besides the restaurant they have multiple gift shops and concessions with food, drink and various treats. There are also some nice spots along the creek that have picnic tables if you happened to bring something with you. While here be sure to take enough time to enjoy the spectacular views that the Eagle's Nest has to offer. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.