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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO
720-369-6292
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Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Air Force...
94%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/train
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Owner description: 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Wow! We drove up on a Sunday and it was beautiful the view was amazing and the drive was also beautiful too. I think we saw some mountain marmots on the way up. The road is a little bit twisty and with steep drop offs, keep those afraid of heights in the middle of the car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We drove up, rather then take the train. Road is paved all the way up now, kinda sad really. To think they have been racing cars up this road for over 90 years WOW!!! When you drive you can take a few side trips and there are two very pretty lakes. Up top be careful you are at 14000 feet... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The views are world class. One can drive up to the Summit, or there is the Manitou springs cog railway. We love manitou Springs for day trips

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The summit of Pike's Peak is truly amazing but.... The drive from the base to the summit took us about one hour and 10 minutes. Although looking over the edge was beautiful, there was no chance for the driver to try a glimpse. Tedious, somewhat stressful driving. Altitude issues significant---breathlessness, headache, etc. Just go in warmer weather, get acclimated, take... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We drove up and took our time and really enjoyed the views. It takes forever to get to the top. It's well worth it. If you aren't used to the altitude, prepare for shortness of breath and light-headedness. BUT, the shop at the top has great fudge and many treats... This is for couples, families, teens people of all ages..

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

There are multiple ways to get the top of Pikes Peak where there is a shop and snack options and views to die for. I love the cog railway- google- Pikes Peak Cog Railway; to me it is a great train ride up and down the mountain and you learn a lot about the area in the process. When I... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The views from Pikes Peak, on a clear day, are marvelous. We've driven up, hiked up, and enjoyed the cog railway up. All are terrific ways to get to the top and see America the beautiful. The house on the top has souvenirs, great cookies and doughnuts, as well as coffee and hot chocolate. One warning, if you are coming... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's expensive. And it takes forever to get to the top. If you aren't used to the altitude, prepare for shortness of breath and light-headedness. BUT, the shop at the top makes donuts and they are ahhhhmazing.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak. It was a fun experience. Watch out though, you may become light headed when you get out of the train. I had heard that, but until you experience it, it's hard to really comprehend what that feels like. The views on the train and at the top are amazing!... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A drive up "Pikes Peak " is a lot of fun; with some beautiful view both going up and down the road. Take your time, be sure you have good brakes on you vehicle, on the way down stop occasionally to allow brakes to cool. There are lots of turn outs along the drive. Also be wary of bicyclists on... More

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