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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
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  • Pikes PeakPro 2014
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    Pikes Peak is one of the most famous mountains in America. The westernmost of Colorado's famous 14'ers, settlers crossing the Great Plains could spot it from more than 50 miles away and would know they were approaching the fabled lands of the American west.

    Pikes Peak is one of two 14'ers that you can drive up. The road is over 19 miles long and ascends more than 6000 feet. During the drive you will ascend through the montane, subalpine and alpine ecosystems, eventually emerging above treeline. There are many switchbacks and the height can be dizzying but it's not a particularly treacherous drive. At the top you'll find it extremely windy and usually quite cold. The view is beyond incredible--it's like being in an airplane. You can see the hundreds of miles of the continental divide as well as the towns of Colorado Springs and Denver, which appear miniature from that far up. There is a visitors center that serves snacks and coffee and sells souvenirs. It's probably not a bad idea to sit for a while and catch your breath as the air is quite thin. In fact, you'll notice that the potato chip bags at the snack bar look like they're about to burst.

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    14.110 ft above sea level, the clouds below, spectacular scenery is what comes to my mind, when looking at this picture. Reaching the summit, one of the highest; the Rocky Mountains is a feeling someone does not forget that easily.

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    This is a truly magnificent peak for people of all walks of life.I wish I could have tagged more tribes. You can take the pikes peak cog railway to the summit, or drive to the top or even hike up Barr Trail 13 miles to the top. If you take Barr trail you need to experience a stay at Barr Camp. All that summit need to try a pikes peek doughnut.

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    Can be very windy and cold at the top. Be sure to have some hot doughnuts at the top! Great photos when it is a clear day.

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    Visit the incredible top of Pikes Peak where the view takes you clear to Kansas. The altitude is 14,100 feet and it can get to you. Be sure to drink lots of water and take sweater.

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    America's mountain right in our backyard! Drive to the summit or take the Cog Railway from Manitou Springs.

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    A popular tourist destination with views that are incredible! The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest train in the northern hemisphere and the highest cog train in the world! If you prefer to drive up - feel free, and when at the top, enjoy a café and gift shop while taking amazing pictures! You may even see bighorn sheep along the way! Seasonal hours.

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    Beautiful, majestic. Can drive by car or take the COG railroad. A must see. On a clear day you can see Kansas. This is the mountain where "America the Beautiful" was inspired to written by Katherine Lee Bates.

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    Ten miles west of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak is simply astounding, breathtaking, and at times, a bit scary. Named after Zebulon Pike, an explorer who climbed the peak in 1806, Pikes Peak is over fourteen thousand feet above sealevel.

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    I drove up Pikes Peak with my family last summer--it's an impressive mountain with gorgeous views and seemingly endless hairpin turns to the summit. More than anything, it made my huge respect for the people who hike it, grow even more. Note: it's a toll road and not a cheap one: $10 per adult/$4 per child or $35 per car, whichever is less.

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    The drive up Pikes Peak offers spectacular views and hair-raising drop offs. The top view from the top (and along the way) is well worth the entrance fee. There's a gift shop and cafe (and restrooms) at the top, and commanding 360 degree views of the great plains and the Rocky Mountains. There's also the option to take the Cog Rail Train up from Colorado Springs.

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    Cold and windy, but with delicious donuts and beautiful views. Choose a day without clouds and you can make a day out of it.

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    You can drive to the top or just take the train from Manitou Springs, Colorado. 14,400 feet - and the views are spectacular. There is a tourist resting area at top. Have one of their special donuts and enjoy the view!

    Make sure you do not get altitude sickness and drink lots of water.

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    Towering 14,110 feet above Colorado Springs, this mountain serves as one of the nation's most famous landmarks. Access to the summit can be obtained via the Pike's Peak Cog Railway or by driving the Pikes Peak Highway which winds through stands of pine and aspen before cresting above treeline. Katherine Lee Bates was so moved by her visit to the summit that it inspired her to pen "America the Beautiful." Bring a jacket as the temperature is about 20 degrees cooler up top. Gotta try the homemade fudge at the Gift Shop!

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    breathtaking view at the top. the food at the top isn't so great but I recommend buying a souvenir, some of them are pretty quirky.

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    Loved this adventure and well worth the trip up -- take a jacket as it is pretty cold up there -- but a spectacular view!!

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    The best features of Pike's Peak is its versatility and accessibility. I didn't have the equipment to do the full-on hike to the summit so I drove up and enjoyed the view. Others can hike, bike, or even venture to the top by train. With the equipment I did have, I was able to enjoy a nice trail run around one of the reservoirs. Including my nap and lunch I was able to finish everything I wanted to do before 3PM.

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    A little bit of a drive, especially if you are going to the top, but entirely worth the trip. The view from up there and the peak itself are amazing. The altitude may cause problems for some visitors. Be careful.

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    This is one of those places which is neat just because it is so accessible. Driving up to the top is an adventure in itself and to think they race here. Make sure you acclimate yourself to the height before going up or you may find yourself with a big headache. Hope the weather cooperates as the views are tremendous.

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    Beautiful drive although I prefer the Train from manitou. Breath taking views and sometime breathtaking cold. Try the doughnuts on "Americas Mountain"

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Pikes Peak, looking over Colorado Springs from an elevation of 14,115 feet, has the reputation of being one the United States' most famous landmarks for the spectacular views from its summit. This attraction offers trails of varying experience levels and is open year-round depending on weather conditions. Barr Trail (at 13 miles) long, that begins in Manitou Springs and ends at the summit, is the longest trail in the Colorado. This landmark has gained additional recognition as being known as the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful," written by Katherine Lee Bates.

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