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Address: Pikes Peak Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 720-369-6292
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Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/train
Description: Arguably the most famous mountain in the United States, Pikes Peak draws...
Arguably the most famous mountain in the United States, Pikes Peak draws millions of tourists a year who drive, hike or take a train to the summit to gaze at resplendent vistas.
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Well worth the drive

Great views--note that it will be about 25 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs so plan accordingly. The cog railway was sold out so we drove, and I'm glad we did. Not only is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine, Texas
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great views--note that it will be about 25 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs so plan accordingly. The cog railway was sold out so we drove, and I'm glad we did. Not only is cog expensive, but drive was easy and took less than an hour even with stops.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Dared to drive up to Pike's Peak. Did not realize you have to pay, per person, to do so. But, well worth the money. It is true that riding the train is not the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights from the summit because it takes you about 20 minutes to adapt to the height and the train is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow, this is an adventure, #1) You need fuel, this is 20 miles of fuel guzzling curves, switchbacks and inclines. #2) Don't freak out, take pictures on the way UP and DOWN (I did not crank up the courage until the way down) #3) Just breathe, the oxygen content is enough to keep you alive. #4) "Breaks" can be fallible... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Don't ride the train up unless you want to get sick. I would walk before I did that again. I would much rather drive a rental car up to the top. It is pretty awesome to see.

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Summit can be reached two ways, drive your own vehicle or take the Cog Railway. The Cog Railway is quite pricey, $37 per adult and only gives you about a half hour to wander around at the summit before returning to the bottom. We took the Pikes Peak Tollway $12 per adult and enjoyed a spectacular 38 mile round... More 

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Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

With all the talk of Pike's Peak, visiting it is a must. Try and go on a clear day and you can see all around. Even if it's summertime, bring a sweatshirt!!

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've never been on top of a mountain before because I'm from Florida, and this was a great experience. I'm so glad my mom and I decided to go on the cog railway. The views were incredible. - visited July 2014

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Cooper City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking by scenery and altitude. Taking the train was so much fun, and very informative. Avoid the drive, for easier access.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We drove up the peak 14, 114 feet! Unfortunately it was very foggy that day and once we were near the top it was so foggy you could barely see in front of you. The ranger asked us to pull over to wait for the fog to dissipate. The clouds were going though our windows so the kids that it... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pike's Peak is a really neat place to visit. Riding the tram up the mountain is pretty fun; although it will be a very long ride. Along the way you will have the opportunity to view great scenery and witness first hand how the terrain changes with altitude. Take note of how the dense woods stop at the tree line... More 

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