After years of providing high quality, interactive, educational tours and programs regarding wolf and wildlife conservation, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center now reaches approximately 40,000 people per year. It is important to educate people about the beautiful and majestic wolf, along with other misunderstood wild canids, and the importance of their roles in our ecosystems. We not only offer public tours at our facility, but we conduct educational programs at schools throughout Colorado. One of our Ambassador wolves accompanies us for a brief appearance during these programs in the hopes that we are able to turn an animal which has gained such a feared reputation, into one that is finally becoming more understood, admired, and respected.
Which is right, 14,110 feet or 14,115 feet? The altitude of Pikes Peak has changed over the years many times. Initially, it was 14,109. With the addition of the Summit House Tower, it was increased to 14,147. Then it was changed to 14,110 which was official when the new Summit House was built in 1963. In 2002, Congress adopted the “National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1988″ (14 years late). No one actually measured each peak; the measurements were simply recalculated. So did they take into account that rocks were moved and mounded by various “realignments” like Pikes Peak Highway improvements? Where was the “official” measurement taken? At one point, the National Forest Service declared they were “keeping” the old height (14,110). You be the judge!
Once inside Seven Falls, you‘ll be enveloped by cliffs and delighted by the cascade of water. The falls tumble 181 feet down the head of this box canyon, dancing from granite face to granite face in seven distinct leaps. For those who want to dive into nature, 224 steps by the side of the falls lead to two hiking trails and the banks of the glistening stream that feeds the falls. Others might prefer a more leisurely experience. For them, browsing our shops, dining at the cafe and learning from our exhibits is sure to delight. Of course, the children can‘t miss our traditional native American Indian dance performances (summer only).
Please Note: Seven Falls is currently closed due to flood damage from September 2013.