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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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Recently visited and decided to drive to the top. On getting to the kiosk to pay was told the road was only open to 16 of the 19 miles which slightly disappointed, but drove up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Recently visited and decided to drive to the top. On getting to the kiosk to pay was told the road was only open to 16 of the 19 miles which slightly disappointed, but drove up anyway. So glad we did. The views across to the West and the main Rockies was stunning - simply amazing - and probably one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

This hike is awesome. We snowshoe it in the winter and hike it in the warmer months. Be careful after 3pm as we were new to the area and were still on the mountain after 3pm and were halfway down (very foolish and dangerous) and we were almost killed by the amazing lightning that spewed from an afternoon rain shower.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We traveled in April 2015 and they closed the road at the 13.5 mile mark due to high winds. We were unable to test out the highly rated doughnuts and hit the famed 14 mile mark. From what we saw, it was still a beautiful drive, but we did leave disappointed. We were glad they were looking out for our... More 

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ldugon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Just came back from a quick Denver trip and am so glad we squeezed in a drive to Pike's Peak. It is a cool place with amazing views. Watch out for that altitude - they only let us up to 11,000 feet but it was enough to make me queasy.

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aurora, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Great place to take family who are new to colorado. If you don't have time to drive West to the mountains this will give them a good taste!

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience this is. We were lucky enough to visit on a day that we could drive to the top and have some clouds below us. The view left me speechless and felt very much at peace. Felt like you were close to heaven.

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Masonville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Of all the places you should add to your "bucket list" to see and experience before you die, this one should be top of the list. Pikes Peak is a beautiful, amazing mountain that you can drive to the top of, at 14,000 + feet in altitude. A few words of caution, the drive up does get a little steep... More 

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Auburn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Rode the Cog Railroad up to Pikes Peak except we weren't able to go all the way to the top because of snow & ice. But the ride was great & enjoyable. Stopped at a meadow to view Pikes Peak & it was really a beautiful site. I love mountain views & this was terrific! Hopefully someday we will return... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Because of the altitude, they made special donuts at this site. However, because of the altitude some people have a problem. Take the cog rail up.

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Woodward, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We drove to the top of the mountain but you must take heed when the rangers tell you to drive in first or second gear - you really must! There is a stopping point coming down the mountain that you can pull into and let your brakes cool down. The shop is nice, not much to look at, but you... More 

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