Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs

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On the front range of the Rocky Mountains, the Arapaho name for Pikes Peak is heey-otoyoo. The peak is one of Colorado's 53 fourteeners--mountains that stand more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) tall. 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Colorado Springs attractions like Pikes Peak can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We drove up pikes peak. It is a great sight seeing experience. The temperature dropped 30+ degrees from bottom to top. Snow at top and lots of wind. Great experience. Wear a coat.  more »
  • Started up the mountain around 11:30 with plenty of water and plans to stop at the gift shops along the way to get snacks as needed for our teenage daughters. Only trouble is, on a Monday in November,...  more »
  • The altitude over 4,000 meters felt in Japan. We faced the top on the zipline. As soon as we return taking the seats of the lower towards the top. Sit on the other side, and sometimes climb down time must be hanging foot stability without luggage, so it was hard. In the station at the foot of sell bottles of oxygen. Is this necessary? At least because of altitude sickness is certainly going on, or have a headache may be necessary. Superb view from the top, so nice to Kansas State next. You could see the cute Marmot is on the way.
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