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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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Minneapolis
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did this drive as we'll at Mt. Evans. This drive, we felt, was more scenic and less scary, BUT it was pretty expensive! $40 to drive 19 miles each way up the mountain. The roads are very well maintained (unlike Mt. Evans' roads), but it has more of a tourist trap feeling, especially at the top, when trainloads of... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
124 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We drove up in September on a day trip out of Colo. Springs and it was really worth it. The views of the area are awesome.

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Allen, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Breathless in 11.4K feet. Great train ride too. Everyone enjoys.. Remember to get the parking ticket while you get tickets online to avoid long wait and carry some food since the train station café could be quite busy

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The drive to the top of Pike's Peak is incredible, every corner brings a new surprise. The views are amazing and the greatness that are the mountains does not disappoint - even beach girl like me. We enjoyed the drive up and the many stops to pull off and take photos along the way. If you are going anywhere near... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Drove up in July. Some good views along the way up and at the top. Very crowded for a weekday. Also more expensive than other mountain drives. Pikes Peak is more commercial than other mountains I have been on. Not bad, just not as good as I expected. The train passengers and all of the drivers try to get into... More

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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We chose to drive to the top of pikes peak. There are several spots along the way that are great photo ops. with spectacular views. The drive can be a bit scary the further up you go but well worth it. At mile 13 we stopped and enjoyed the gift shop and café.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Vast and beautiful view. And also, super tiny objects down below. I felt like a giant. The changing landscape on the cog rail was also a great experience.

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North Loup, NE
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Even though Pike's Peak may not be the highest point on earth, it certainly is a "Rocky Mountain High!" We took the Cog Railway to the top and ate one of those famous donuts. I was exhilarated with the view of everything for miles around. The air was a little thin, and I'm not as young as I used to... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience. And I'm terrified of heights! We are retired and not typically adventurous, so this was out of the norm for us. My wonderful husband doesn't have a fearful bone in his body, so he drove. There are all kinds of pull overs all the way up and just when you thought you couldn't say "Oh My... More

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Central Oklahoma
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you're here- do it- even better on a bike---real bike. I rode w my husband up the mountain and it was awesome- he did wonderfully on the curves and steep spots. Make sure to put your leathers in your saddle bags bc the wind chill in mid July was 30 degrees at top! Halfway up we stopped to put... More

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