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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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Natal, RN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tittle resumes it all: you must go! One of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. And it is nice to stop on the road to if you go by car. Had the hot dog up there and it was delicious. It was a great day with amazing sight seen!

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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Drive provides amazing views and vistas. Roads very narrow and without guard rails the higher you get. Can be a bit unnerving but worth it. Takes a while to get to the top and back down. Don't rush it and enjoy the views. Keep your eyes on the road and takes pics at the pull offs. Gift and visitor stops... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been to the summit of Pikes Peak twice but have never driven. Amazing trip! Nervous and anxious driving the highway but well worth all of that. Once we reached the summit, the cog train had arrived so you could hardly move in the store so we took the freezing temps outside until the train left. The views are breathtaking!... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was hesitant to drive up the mountain because I'm from texas and my car isn't used to the elevation. I finally decided what the heck and drove up anyway. Boy am I glad I did!! It was the most beautiful drive I've ever been on. I'm not going to lie it was a bit scary but it was so... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Pike's Peak was a great experience but it is best to plan 3-4 hours to accomplish this visit. I highly recommend the COGS train which take you straight up 14,000+ feet. We actually experienced heavy snow in August!!! Quite Surreal. The ride is very picturesque and the rail staff are very friendly and informative on the history and facts about... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Still amazed that you are able to drive right to the top - some 14,000ft! Great views along the way. Be prepared for the change in altitude - you should still be able to breath okay but don't run about at the top if you get caught in a hailstorm like we did. Heed the signs about having at least... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We got to the check point about 3/4 the way up and were already feeling weird. I was having trouble breathing and my husband got a little woozy. However, I think we got far enough to experience the spectacular views and get great photos to remember for a lifetime. Which is great, because as beautiful as it was, I will... More

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Renton, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We signed up for this trip not knowing that it would get so cold or that we would get dizzy. Thank goodness some people warned us and someone loaned me a sweatshirt and we took lots of water . The Cog RE takes 1 1/2 hour to go to the too and then you have about 20 - 30 minutes... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a family trip during June of 2014. We arrived at the entrance and the wonderful lady at the gate talked my wife into purchasing the CD, waste of money. Before selling us the CD she did tell us they were expecting snow showers so it was recommended we go straight to the top. We started the CD and... More

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Bolivar, Ohio
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have taken the Cog to the Summit before, but this time we chose to drive. That is an experience in itself and I could not enjoy the view because I was too worried about plunging to my death! Note to self - take the Cog if you go back! There was a race going on, so there was a... More

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