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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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Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Air Force Academy from Denver

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whether driving or taking the train its worth the experience and view. Driving will take you a few hours to make it up and back down but the views along the drive are spectacular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

whether driving or taking the train its worth the experience and view. Driving will take you a few hours to make it up and back down but the views along the drive are spectacular, you get to see both the east and west while driving up the backside of the mountain. There are spots to stop along the way, ones... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The peak is awesome but there are several areas along the route that are even better. I recommend driving vs taking the railway if you have the time and means to do so.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are near Colorado Springs you have to do Pikes Peak!! We drove up and did not find it to be nearly as frightening as others described. Go early because the clouds come in around noon and it's harder to see the view!

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Colorado Springs
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The road up is twisting and winding, with hairpin curves in some places. Still, what a fantastic drive, and well worth it. Be sure you are comfortable with driving in places where there are steep drop-offs on the side of the road. Most people enjoy the challenge. Fortunately, the road is now paved all of the way to the top.... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well to b honest I didnt have a lot of expectations of this montain, but when we was there the view, the wind, the beuty of the rocks cover with snow was amazing! I like it more than anything in the area! Highlly recomnded!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Thought we were never going to get there with the climb driving up Pikes Peak! Very long, constant climb to get to the top. A little light headed when we got there due to the elevation. The view from the top was worth the drive! There is a cog train railway that goes to the top also. I think the... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We drove to the top this visit. The views are spectacular. This is one of the finest spots in all of North America. We hiked down about a mile from the summit and then back up again. What a great day ! Go early and don't miss out on the one of a kind donuts !!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Loved the little drive up the peak right from the beginning. We went during the summer time and the peaks were still covered with snow. Lovely view of the frozen lake in front of the partly green partly white mountains was a sight to the sore eyes. The wind was very strong at the top, so we could only stand... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you go early in the day you avoid the traffic coming in and out of the area. When we went they closed the gates early because of a threat of foul weather. As others have said the cog is way over priced and it wasn't worth what I saw from it. It's better to drive it unless you are... More 

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I live here and I see pPikes Peak everyday. Still going up the Peak is an experience. We took the train. The sights were beautiful. It's a lot of sitting though.

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