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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  • Yes, you have to pay to get into the park. Yes, the drive to the top can be a bit scary (even if you are the passenger). But...it's worth it! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to see gorgeous...  more »
  • Made my return to the Peak as an adult. The sights really brought back memories I had forgot. The drive can be white knuckle at times for those with height issues, especially once your past the tree l...  more »
  • Pikes Peak was a challenge but it’s a must do if you haven’t done it. Beginning the road the temperature was about 80 degrees, at the summit is was in the 50's brrrr! The road costs a few to go up don...  more »
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  • What a beautiful lookout. The drive up the mountain is breathtaking. We drive all the way up and enjoyed all the stops along the route. It takes awhile to get up there. But it's totally worth it. Enjoy 360 views from the top and spend some time stopping along the way on the beautiful lake they have there. I suggest grabbing a sweater when you'll be at the top.
  • If you’re in the mood for an achingly slow car drive with great views of the surrounding terrain, than this is right for you! At least $15 at the gate to get in and be prepared for changing speeds and super inclines on your way to the top. Only to be forced into a parking lot near the top to jump into a shuttle bus and ride the rest of the way. If you’re patient and the weather is right, it’s worth the money. Just be prepared to be patient. Otherwise, Colorado has many other great free rides and views.
  • Absolutely breathtaking drive! Road is beautifully kept, nice and wide. They were working at the top but there were folks helping visitors park and take in the sights. Keep it in low gear on the way down to not overheat them brakes!
  • How can you go wrong ? An awesome ride up the mountain to 14110 feet ! The views are incredible going up or down the narrow road . At the top you b can have a snack, take pictures of the awesome views. Keep your eyes open Big foot was seen on the mountain.
  • Beautiful mountain trails all the way up. Plenty to see from the car on the way up but also there were plenty of places to pull off and do things on the way up or down! They have the North Pole with Santa, a few hiking trails and a beautiful water reserve. Once at the top the views are absolutely stunning and there is a place to eat with fantastic donuts!!! Not for people who are afraid of heights!!!! There are really nice trails for those seeking adventure however!
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