Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Pikes Peak Region

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Landmark
On the front range of the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain stands as one of Colorado's 53 '14ers'--mountains rising more than 14,000 ft (4,300 m). Visitor centers are located at 9.7 km (6 mi), 19.3 km (12 mi), and the peak's summit. These offer information, gift shops, and restaurants. To get to the summit, travel by car or train. The attraction's highway is notable for its dangerous twists and turns, as well as its unpaved, winding ascent on the last push up to the peak--but experienced drivers will enjoy the challenge. Or consider a ride on the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway, which takes you to the summit on a historical set of tracks. For Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and beyond, use our Pikes Peak Region itinerary planner to get the most from your Pikes Peak Region vacation.
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  • The ride up the mountains was amazing. Such beautiful views among the way. The only thing that disappointed us was all the construction going on at the top of the mountain. They are making a new...  more »
  • This is an amazing site but the trip up is not for the faint at heart! We did not make it to the top because I started to freak out when it started to rain and then snow. The road is narrow and has...  more »
  • The guy at the gate was super friendly and helpful. We could only go up 13 miles because the other 6 miles were unsafe. It was not worth the money spent. Also at the gift shop at the 13 mile point...  more »
  • The most beautiful terrifying ride of my life. It's so beautiful and majestic
  • What a wonderful exciting trip to the top, I drove and it was definitely an adventure I didn't expect, very very scary but still fun. My heart was beating rapidly when we finally arrived. Air is thin at 14100 ft but take some time to regroup and the return was way simpler.
  • Beautiful drive with amazing scenic views. The staff is amazing and super helpful. Plans are for the summit project to be completed next year (May 2021) and shuttles are taking people from the 16 mile marker to summit. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SHUTTLES. Ranger said that a small dog bit a persons finger almost off on a shuttle so, no fur babies till next year. The parking lot at the 16 mile marker was crazy and the holiday traffic was insanity.
  • Beautiful views! America's mountain. Then I decided to ride my bike off the top....
  • What an Adventure 🏞🤗 The drive up was beautiful & breathtaking. I nearly had anxiety on the way up but once we got to the peak, I forgot about how high up we were. I'm sure the view is unbelievably beautiful without all that smoke from the forest fires. We will definitely return again soon.

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