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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO
800 318 9505
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/train
Traveler Description: Pikes Peak is not the tallest mountain in Colorado, Mt. Elbert is, but only by about 300 feet. There are about 50 mountains over 14,000 feet in the... more »
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Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We drove up and it was beautiful all the way! Several places to stop along the way to enjoy the surroundings and view! Once at the top it is just amazing to look out all around at the Rockies and see the breath-taking views!!

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Elk Grove, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The drive is incredible. Once on top.. the view is beautiful. Highly recommend it. Take in the view from all directions.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

They warn you of a lot of things: don't stop on the way up, stop on the way down. Don't ride the brakes. A ranger checks your brake temps. on the descent. Incredible view. Some parts of the road are pretty skinny and a little scary but it is worth it to stand at the very top of one of... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Picture postcard around every bend! Have your camera ready for you may see elk deer or bighorn sheep in their natural habitat. Fall is a great time to go...when the aspen change colors. You can drive, ride the tram, hike or bike up to the Peak. The view from there is incredible...miles and miles of Colorado lies before you! Remember... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My son and I just hiked to the top of the Peak for the second year in a row. A must for the adventurer. You need to get to the parking area at Barr Trail by 5:00 a.m. to get a place to park. The views from the trail are awesome! It does take several hours to make the 12.7... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We travelled by car so we were able to stop by and take a lot of pictures. Maybe it was the Colorado weather but it turned out to be one of the best experience I ever had. During the uphill journey the view was breath taking with the trees and rocks all around us. We stopped by Devils playground to... More

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Katy, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved this drive although it was a bit stressful at time. We were able to see several deer with babies, cute little squirrels, and some fat beaver-looking animals near the top of the peak. We drove "off road" around a marked dirt road that took us behind the reservoir. Once we were at the top you take the same road... More

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Pelzer, South Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We drove the 19 miles to the summit! It was pretty scary - very narrow, curvy road with almost no guard rails! But when we got to the top, all I could say was wow! Such views! It was worth the drive!

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Tallahassee, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great - terrifying -drive up the mountain to 14,100 feet. $12 for 1 person. Lots of places to stop and walk-hike-tasks pictures on the way up.

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The day we visited was overcast and dark clouds looming. The park employees told us to expect rain around 2 pm. His prediction was spot on. We got a map of the mountain and started on our way up. Your vehicles engine will have a great time going up and down the steep terrain. Go easy so you won't melt... More

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