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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

7,598 Reviews
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iMrDrew wrote a review Nov 4
Medford, Oregon98 contributions6 helpful votes
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This mountain is so majestic. It was the backdrop to my childhood when I lived in Woodland Park and Colorado Springs. Woodland Park sees the north face and the Springs see the east. The peak sees a lot of tourists and is now paved all the way to the top. However, it is now getting a new vistors center at the peak of the peak called the Summit Complex. I am looking forward to visiting again once complete. I have drove this road several times in recent years and always in the fall. It's the best time to see the Aspen's changing. The best time is in mid-late September, usually the third week is the best or around the 20th in my experience. The drive is breath taking and stunning. Take your time and enjoy the views. Pull over and snap a few pictures. Do not venture off into the woods or tundra as it is frowned upon. Take already made/approved trails to minimize your impact of nature. Driving down, take your time and use low gears and do not ride your brakes. There is a check-point at 11,440 feet in elevation as you just get back into the trees at Glen Cove. They will check your brakes' temperature and if they are hot they ask you to pull over for about 20 minutes. I am not sure of the temp range as I have never had to pull over because of my brakes. So those that insist they are scamming you to get you into the gift shop are wrong. I stopped at the gift shop intentionally. I also stopped at the one by Crystal Reservoir not to mention the old Summit House. All are great places for gifts/food. This year though I did not make it to the top. This is during COVID-19 and they were shuttling from the 13 & 16 mile posts to the top. It is worth the time to take this drive and take in Colorado's beauty. Be sure to fill up your gas tank before you go. ps...my photos did not upload in the order intended.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Travelin' Amblin' Cowboy wrote a review Nov 3
San Francisco, California10 contributions9 helpful votes
It's pretty nice view, but not great. Definitely not worth the 2 hour drive up and down. It's hard on your brakes as well.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Gabrielle R wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Worth, Texas25 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I went out to pike’s peak in hopes of seeing the top since all the snow and ice had melted. Unfortunately it wasn’t cleared to the top so we could only go up to mile marker 13 but it still had breath taking views. Highly recommend this for anyone who can handle the high altitude changes. Beautiful sites!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ashley A wrote a review Oct 2020
Austin, Texas49 contributions10 helpful votes
Pay the toll and take the time to drive to the summit. When we went the summit was under construction, however, the stunning views and difficulty breathing from the altitude was so worth it. It was dazzling seeing hundreds of miles. Our pup enjoyed exploring it, despite the chilly winds. Definitely dress warmer than you expect to need though.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tanya B wrote a review Oct 2020
Saginaw, Michigan438 contributions21 helpful votes
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At the base of the mountain, it was icy and cold. As we made our way up to the top it warmed up and the sun came out! They currently are added a new center at the top so views were limited. Not many people due to offseason. We made several stops along the way for different views and to give the car brakes time to cool down. If you are not in great shape or have trouble breathing, I advise you to stay in the car or take an oxygen boost. Even in good health, we felt like we were drunk without ever drinking. Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes if you plan to do any climbing or walking in the marked trails.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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