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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO
800 318 9505
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful drive up. You have the option to bike down, as well as take the Cog Railway or hike up or down. The views are stunning. Be sure to bring a warm jacket and wear pants because it is likely to be snowing at the peak, even on the warmest day of the year. There is a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's better to drive up Pikes Peak if you're pressed for time. But either the drive or cog railway have stunning scenery with incredible views from the top of Pikes Peak on a clear day. It's usually cool and windy at the top, but the coffee and donuts will warm you up. Remember, it's over 14,000 feet high, so think... More

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Colorado Springs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Road to the top is open only spring, summer and fall. It is well worth the drive though the road can be a bit concerning. Limited number of guard rails but there is a café at the top for lunch. Take a jacket as even in the summer it can be cool at 14,000 ft. Go slow coming down...there are... More

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Carrollton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It makes not difference how you arrive at Pikes Peak, the scenery is awesome! It is inspirational! I highly recommend that you visit this natural wonder.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We make this drive a couple of times a year when we have out of town guests, always calling first in the winter and early spring months to make sure the road is open to the top. As others have written, the drive up and down is nit for the faint of heart, even with upgrades to road conditions. The... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've driven to the top of the peak several times at different times of the year. The drive is stunning. Beware that it is usually very cold and windy at the top, so always bring a coat. We have also been to the top via the cog train, which is a very nice relaxing ride. Once at the top, be... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love Pikes Peak. Driving into Colorado Springs you can see Pikes Peak! What an awesome view from a distance as well as up close. You can either drive the highway or take the train or hike up the mountain. Make sure you taste the freshly made donuts!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Whether you get to the top of Pikes Peak by car, by train, or by foot, don't forget to enjoy the journey. My favorite way up is on the Barr Trail, one of the prettiest mountain trails anywhere. Don't forget to pack water and a shell. The Cog Railway is also beautiful - you can take it up or down... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Regardless if you take the cog railway, drive your car or hike the 13 miles on the Barr Trail, getting to the summit of Pikes Peak is a very worthwhile trip. The views from above include the Continental Divide, Denver, New Mexico and Kansas. If you get lucky, you might get a sighting of the herd of rams that frequent... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've lived here for 15 years now. I've made it to the top of Pikes Peak by foot once and by car three times. This summer I'm going to bike down...yes down - I'm not totally crazy. If you have time, its well worth it to hike up this mountain. Take two or three days. Hike up to Barr Camp... More

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