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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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To experience the scenic beauty surrounding Colorado Springs while on holiday, consider staying at a resort just outside the city, offering sweeping views of the mountains plus access to championship golf courses, tennis courts, and spa/fitness facilities. You can also discover Colorado's great outdoors by pitching a tent at one of the area's many campgrounds, or by renting a cozy cottage or mountain cabin.  If you prefer to stay near downtown, consider a moderately priced inn or motel, located a short walk from the city's finest shops and restaurants.
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  • Took the Cog rail up to Pikes Peak, they run a very smooth operation with fantastic views and excellent commentary. Only just enough time at the top to experience altitude at 14,110 feet. Be prepared ...  more »
  • We didn't plan well and didn't book a cog train rid ahead of time so of course it was books solid until well after our departure from the city. Decided I Had to do the drive up. The views were spectac...  more »
  • Spectacular! Great experience for the family. We had a neaitigul dsy looking over the rockies, n the drive is gorgeous.  more »

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