The cool, wild escape of Seven Bridges in Colorado Springs

Enjoying the views along Seven Bridges Trail in Colorado Springs’ North Cheyenne Canon Park.
By Seth Boster | Colorado Springs Gazette

In Colorado Springs, one of the most popular trails around showcases perhaps the city’s finest attribute: its wildness. Between the rocky, forested walls of North Cheyenne Canon, it’s a wonder to think downtown shops, bars and eateries are only a 10-minute drive away. It’s a wonder that might occur to the masses on Seven Bridges Trail.

As summer approaches, locals and tourists will once again converge on the trail touring North Cheyenne Creek over seven wooden bridges. Locals know many other options in the park — the nearby Buckhorn loop, St. Mary’s Falls beyond, the Daniels Pass trail network below, to name a few. Despite the crowds, many still can’t resist Seven Bridges.

Trip log: 4 miles out and back, 1,314 feet elevation gain

Getting there: North Cheyenne Canon Park’s main entrance at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road. Drive about 3 miles to top parking lot.

Click here to read more about this beautiful trail at the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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