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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. Put Pikes Peak at the forefront of your travel plans using our Colorado Springs itinerary maker.
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  • We had planned to drive up Pikes Peak simply because it was far cheaper than the railway and we could stop along the way and actually enjoy being on Pikes Peak. We were not disappointed with our choic...  more »
  • I drove up nearly to the top of the mountain last week, There's a 10 dollar charge (I think) which allows you to drive about 18 miles to the top. The deep snow kept us from going all the way but most ...  more »
  • We have seen Pikes Peak from almost every angle and no matter what view you have it is spectacular. We drove up as far as we could-14 1/2 mi marker-road closed due to snow. Awesome views all around th...  more »

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