My kids and I did the Seven Bridges hike a couple of weeks ago, and found it to be a fun, relatively easy hike that I’d recommend for people of all ages!
To start this hike, you’ll park in the dirt parking area where High Drive and Gold Camp Rd. meet, just above Helen Hunt Falls. We were there on a beautiful Friday morning in early fall, and just barely found a parking spot, so this might be one that is better to hike during non-peak times. ( This lot serves not just Seven Bridges trail, but various other trails for hiking and biking so not all of those cars are headed to Seven Bridges, thankfully!)
Hike up Gold Camp Rd. for 0.7 miles, and on your right you’ll find the sign for Trail 622, which is the Seven Bridges Trail. Based on another sign I saw, it may also be referred to as the North Cheyenne Canon Creek Trail, but I think most of us locally know it as the Seven Bridges Trail.
You’ll come upon the first two bridges pretty quickly, and then the next five are nicely spaced as you travel up the next mile or so.
Once you pass the seventh bridge, you can keep going on to Jones Park (which I’ve heard has beautiful fall color), or connect with other trails, though we opted to “accomplish” reaching the seventh bridge and then going back down.
The anticipation of coming to the next bridge added a nice dimension for young ones, and my kids always love a hike alongside a creek. The aspens weren’t turning when we were there in mid-September, but some of the native shrubs and plants were turning red and yellow and some of my girls had fun collecting different-colored leaves.
The hike is about 3.7 miles round trip if you turn around right after the seventh bridge.