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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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Hubby and I actually made the trip up and down the mountain twice. Once you have paid your admission ( fairly pricey) considering you drive yourself, you can stay as long as you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Pelham, Alabama
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Pelham, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I actually made the trip up and down the mountain twice. Once you have paid your admission ( fairly pricey) considering you drive yourself, you can stay as long as you like. Because the weather was constantly changing, sun, clouds, snow flurries, sleet, hail, we decided to take the 2 nd trip back up the mountain. Really amazing... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We got to Pikes Peak to find out there was a $40 per car entrance fee. We felt this was overpriced and decided not to go any further. The views we could see were nice so I can only imagine from the top on a clear day it would be great but still not convinced it warrants the price.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited during the month of February. Unfortunately we were not able to drive to the top, due to high winds. We were able to go 3/4ths to the top, and it is an amazing view. Hopefully if we travel to Colorado Springs again we will be able to venture to the top of Pikes Peak.

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El Dorado Springs, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We drove all the way to the gates of pikes peak, however, no one tells you that you have to leave the top by 3 and it closes at 4. we also didn't know it was $12 a person or $40 a car load.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were originally signed up for Cogs Peak but we when we called the day of we were informed the train could only go about 2/3 of the way up due to ice and snow on the tracks so we canceled and chose to drive instead (it was cheaper and we could get out when we wanted). We bought the... More 

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fun drive, with beautiful views. We were not allowed to go all the way to the top as it snowed the night before and blocked the roads.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

America's Mountain dominates the scene from Colorado Springs. You'll understand how the 14,000+ foot icon inspired Katherine Bates to write "America, The Beautiful." Drive the highway and imagine the annual auto-race to the summit taking only minutes. Hike Barr Trail and imagine runners doing the Ascent (one way, uphill) and/or the Pikes Peak Marathon (up and down in 4 hours)... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The cog ride up to pikes peak and back down was very enjoyable. The elevation once you reach the summit may cause light headedness. You need to be careful when leaving the cog train.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The view at the top is breath taking...will remember that view for a very long time. The four stars is due to the fact that the long cog train ride can be a bit long for younger children with shorter attention span. But when allowed to get out the kids had a blast playing in the snow!!! Our kids had... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're not afraid of heights, this is a great place to visit! Whether you drive up the side of the mountain by car or use the cog railway its a breathtaking view from the top of the peak at over 14,000 feet. Bring a jacket its very cold way up there!

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