Seven Bridges Trail is a hike for anyone who loves to enjoy the woods. Waterfalls, bridges, and beautiful forests leave you transfixed and loving every minute as you hike this trail. It’s both enjoyable and gorgeous. Perfect for families, visitors, and newbies to Colorado.


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From the parking lot head past the gate and hike down Old Gold Camp Road (an old railroad bed) for 3/4 mile. Just before the bend in the road, you will find the signpost shown in the above photo. It’s a bit hidden and easy to miss. This is the trailhead for Seven Bridges heading off the road.



It’s late October today and the smells of lost leaves permeate the air. The weather is perfect and there are not too many hikers about. This area can be crowded so choosing the right time of year and day makes it more your own adventure.

However, in the summer months, it’s a great spot to cool off and in fall it boasts an abundance of fall color.




I can hear North Cheyenne Creek rushing alongside myself and my hiking buddy. Such a wonderful sound as we head into what I call magical woodland.



Lots of large rocks serve as stepping stones as we steadily hike along a gentle incline anticipating the next bridge.




The bridge crossings and mini waterfalls are an added treat along with lots of spots to wander close to the water’s edge.



At the last bridge (#7), we found a sweet area to hang out which is where most end their hike. We kept going and headed towards Jones Park which is where the trail conditions change.




Much steeper, with lots of loose rocks and scree. Trekking poles are highly recommended if going beyond the last bridge.




Watch for the trail signpost to find your way along the scree path. Can be confusing! We did not go far up. Our day was meant only for Seven Bridges.



But happily went far enough to catch the views!

Highly suggest purchasing a map of the area if wanting to venture past Seven Bridges Trail. The one I use is Pocket Pals #3 Trail Map.

CLICK HERE> for a look at practical gear that we have in our backpacks on every hike.





This is one of those trails that will always have a spot in my heart for a peaceful get outside day. You will love it. 

NOTE: Busy area in summer. Large parking lot but fills up quickly.


3.5 miles out and back

Rated: easy/slightly moderate

Dogs on leash ok

Portable Potties

North Cheyenne Canyon Park

Parking: Lot 18

Nearest Town: Manitou Springs




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