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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO
800 318 9505
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Gilbert, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We chose to drive our own car instead of taking the railroad. I'm glad we did because we were able to stop and take pictures on the way down. My husband drove and I very nervously looked out the window, although at times, I did have to close my eyes! It truly was amazing to view the scenery. We even... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My 6 year old son and I went to the top of Pikes Peak Mountain in June with our friends. We couldn't figure out how to get on the train up to the top, so we drove. It was my second trip as well as my second drive. The last time I was there was in the summer of 1996... More

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severna park Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did the drive. It was raining a foggy at the bottom but by mile 8 the weather was clear and the views were stunning. We are glad we drove as we could spend as much time at the top as we wanted and made a few stops on the way down. This is not a drive for the faint... More

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Rowlett
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went on the train and it was not good. We sat on the side with two chairs and you don't see anything but rocks. You need to request to sit on the side with three chairs. When we got to the top it was cloudy and you couldn't see anything. So we basically payed $100 to ride a train for... More

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JOHNSTOWN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I decided to take a motorcycle trip and see if I could get on top of Pikes Peak. Now I can say, "Been there, done that". The weather didn't cooperate as it rained on and off for days during my trip. The day before I went to the top the area was hit with about 1.5" inches of rain with... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did this drive in late spring and it was touch and go if the road to the top would be open or not due to snow and ice. We got lucky and were able to drive all the way, but during much of the winter you can't. The other option is to take the train up which looks like... More

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Athens
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Don't drive. Take the cog railroad. Fascinating climb up and historical. Breathtaking scenery. Take a sweater in the summer. Beautiful gift shop.

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I drove, but I don't plan to do it again. The Corolla held up well, but needed attention--even in lowest gear I found myself riding the brakes on the downhill drive which features several hairpin turns with sheer drop-offs. Above the tree line this can be daunting. Here's some practical advice: 1. We arrived several days early from... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The road to the top is now paved. It's toll, and will set you back 10 bucks a person (up to 4, at which point it stops at $40 per vehicle), and even though it's paved, there are few guard rails, and it's a long way down, so be careful. Those afraid of heights will be a bit uncomfortable at... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Of course we can't control the weather, but we rode the train up and down the mountain. I thought I was dressed appropriately with two heavy shirts, jeans, and a jacket. WRONG!! I was miserably cold as we got closer to the top. I was miserably cold at the top. I was miserably cold on our ride to the bottom.... More

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