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Address: 5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
Phone Number: +1 719-385-7325
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Activities: Driving, Four-wheeling
Description: Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway...
Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours. The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you'll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds...All along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America's most famous mountain. Along the way, you'll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our "Meet the Ranger" Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable.
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Wow! What an experience!

Our visit to Pikes Peak was a highlight of our vacation to Colorado. And that's saying something. We had a great time each day!! The trip up the mountain starts at the toll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Bristol
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Bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our visit to Pikes Peak was a highlight of our vacation to Colorado. And that's saying something. We had a great time each day!! The trip up the mountain starts at the toll gate near Manitou Springs. Cost for us was $12.00 per person. We had to wait much of the day to get an opportunity to reach the summit... More 

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United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were there last week and the Fall colors were awesome! The Aspen trees were vibrant yellow amongst the dark green evergreens. We enjoyed the adventure climbing the mountain in our SUV. Incredible views around every corner! We took our time and stopped both going up and coming down. We spent the majority of the day exploring the area and... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Colorado is full of stunning places, but this rates at the top for me. Go in the morning when it is likely to be clearer. We got a gorgeous sunny day with some changing Aspen trees. Take the road slow, be prepared (gas for the car, drinks/snacks for you), and enjoy! Go straight to the top (about 1 hr), then... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was one of the most breathtaking experiences of my life. The ride up is beautiful,awe inspiring and scary. The view from the top and along the way is not to be believed. Definitely should be in your list of things to do in life. Nothing like it. Ok here are the buts.......first of all both my teenage daughter and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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46 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We started out on just a nice late summer drive. We were headed to the Bass Pro shop in Colorado Springs (yep there's one there too!) and looked up at the Beautiful mountain, Pikes Peak. We all commented on how we had never driven to the top of Pikes Peak and so off we went on yet another short adventure.... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

beautiful and relaxing after all the climbing. The guides on the rail know lots of cool stuff about the mountain. I'm afraid of heights and the rail is the way to go - not scary at all and the drive IS!

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the review of the highway itself and not a guided tour company as the link seems to suggest. My wife and I decided to drive up to the top because the leaves were beginning to change. The road is 19 miles long and is now paved all the way to the top. The leaves were changing near the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Incredible views of our amazing Rocky Mountains. Beware - the Summit will leave short of breath and dizzy. Drink lots of water on the way up the peak. Nice shops and plenty of restrooms along the route.

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Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I drove our Toyota Tundra up to the peak. It all started off well, with great views of ever changing landscapes. We stopped at Valentine Rock, Big Foot sign, Haunted log cabin gift shop, and various other stops along the way. Once we got about 2/3 the way up, the clouds rolled in and it was a white knuckle trip... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Driving up to the top of Pikes Peak was so fun! It was windy at the top and still ice in shady spots. I'd recommend going and visiting the Visitors Center to souvenirs and a quick snack!

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