Trail Snapshot: Undine Falls Hike
- Hike Distance: 3.4 miles Round Trip
- Difficulty: Easy
- Duration: Approx 2hrs
- Trail Type: Out & Back
- Starting Elevation: 7520′
- Elevation Gain: +760′
- Seasons: Year Round
- Dogs: Allowed On Leash
- Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Undine Falls Trail
- Denver Drive Time: 1 hr 30 mins
- Driving Directions to Upper Gold Camp Road Parking Area: Click for Google Map
- Town Nearest Hike: Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Beauty: waterfall, creek, pine forest, wildlife: deer
- Activities: Hiking, photography
Parking & Trailhead Information for Undine Falls – 7 Bridges Trail
The Upper Gold Camp Road Parking area can be reached from Denver by following I-25 South to Colorado Springs, exiting South onto Tejon Street. After about 0.3 of a mile, bear right onto Cheyenne Boulevard. At the fork, bear right onto North Cheyenne Canyon Road. The road will twist and turn through the canyon. After passing the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, the Upper Gold Camp parking area is located about 1/2 mile further up the road and on the left. There are no amenities at this parking area. The trail begins at the gate located on the Northwestern end of the parking lot.
The Hike: Undine Falls Hike
A closed gate near the Gold Camp Road Trailhead on the northwest area of the parking lot marks the beginning of the Undine Falls Trail. This first segment of the hike follows an old dirt road for about 0.7 mile where a trail crosses North Cheyenne creek, taking hikers to the official Seven Bridges Trailhead. This is clearly marked with signage that will point out different hiking options. Aptly named, the trail begins by crossing bridge #1, taking hikers into a beautiful riparian ecosystem full of cascades and aspens. The trail goes in and out of the shade, until it arrives at the seventh bridge. Here, hikers should look for the sign for Trail #622 which, after a short ascent, leads to the best viewpoint to take in the sight and sounds of Undine Falls.
Undine falls is a slab waterfall cascading through a pinch in North Cheyenne Canyon. The best time of the year to view the falls in in the Spring and early Summer seasons when the meltwater is flowing at its best.
Tips & Resources for Hiking Undine Falls Hike – 7 Bridges Trail
- TIP: Hydrate: Bring plenty of water. Though this hike is partly shaded, it can get hot in the canyon.
- TIP: Beware of poison ivy: the 7 bridges stretch of trail is also famous for this itchy species.
- Trail Map: Undine Falls Trail
- Packing List: Always pack the 10 Essentials. Download our Hiking Guide to get the list and dayhiking packing checklist.
- Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
- Photo: We would like to express our gratitude to Robin Wilson for sharing such an amazing photograph of this hike to Undine Falls.
- After the Hike: Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Cafe
Map & Driving Directions
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