Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs

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#1 of 970 in Outdoors in Colorado
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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  • What a beautiful drive up the mountain in Colorado Springs. Unfortunately we were not able to go to the top due to the winter weather. We were lucky to have blue skies to mile 13. This is a place not ...  more »
  • I have never seen anything with such beauty. We unfortunately couldn’t travel to the very top because of weather conditions but we got to go 13 miles up and every mile was worth it. The views were bre...  more »
  • Took the Cog Railway to the top. Fantastic ride, great commentary. The Aspens are so beautiful in there prime. The view from the top is a must see if in the area, then the Garden of the Gods. The plaq...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Roads in great condition (in July when we went). Picnic areas were fabulous. Cider donuts at Peak were delicious. Will definitely come back.
  • Wow. Come prepared, it's cold even in the middle of summer. Worth the drive. Donuts at the top! The views are amazing.
  • Really high up. The road on the way was sketchy, even in the summer. At the top I got some donuts which really hit the spot! Lots of snow and ice at the top. Great views!
  • Make sure to take some oxygen with you if you haven't been in the area for a few days. Awesome views though. Chances of wintry mixes even in August.
  • Breath taking. A 1.5 hr drive going up, but you will enjoy every second and making numerous stops along the way.
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