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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Absolute beauty

Drove up Pike’s Peak drive and the sights were breathtaking. We were lucky it was snowing. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Breathtaking views!

Although weather prohibited going to the summit, the 14.5 mile was well worth the cost. Every turn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
skbartlett
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours. The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you'll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds...All along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America's most famous mountain. Along the way, you'll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our "Meet the Ranger" Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable.
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5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drove up Pike’s Peak drive and the sights were breathtaking. We were lucky it was snowing. We weren’t able to get to top but up to mile 13. Highly recommend paying the money to see this beauty

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although weather prohibited going to the summit, the 14.5 mile was well worth the cost. Every turn has more & more gorgeous views. I would recommend allowing yourself at least an hour for this activity. The drive should be slow & you want to have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Denver before a conference and decided to do some sightseeing. Took the trip all the way to the top. When GPS tells you it is almost 2 hours from Denver it is. Take your time And I would suggest going early as the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up with my family. The total drive to the summit is 19 miles but the last 3 miles were closed yesterday morning. It's not a bad drive - the road is well maintained. There are a number of places to stop and take pictures...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove Pikes Peak today. Visiting Denver on business and had today free. After no luck with the major rental companies I rented a Jeep Wrangler from Go Rental at Centennial Airport (5 stars for their service, thank you Cody). About 1hr south on I 25...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

I rode up on my motorcycle on Friday September 1 2017. I started around 1pm and should have started sooner if I could have as the traffic was pretty terrible. Cars drive slow and don't pull aside to let you buy, and the ranger at...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

hook up a go-pro or a $25 knockoff from amazon and video your drive. its a load of fun. climb to the top. stop halfway at the gift shop and listen to tails.

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We recently enjoyed our winter drive to the top of Pikes Peak. You will not find much snow, but you will find a beautiful drive with wonderful vistas. The entrance fee pays for a well maintained road that is an easy drive, even the switchbacks....More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

After having seen many of the Pikes Peak races on TV, actually driving it myself was fantastic ! Regardless of the temperature at the base of the mountain, it is going to be cold at the top, and so it feels great to get out...More

Thank EDWARDL782
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

With family in town for the holidays, we decided to drive up to the top of Pikes Peak. The fee for a car load of 5 is $35 with $7 added for each additional person. The ride to the top is 19 miles and very...More

Thank Mike M
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LCTXtraveler
July 4, 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
If you drive the Pikes Peak Highway there are pull outs and turn around points along the 19 mile journey. If you ride the Cog Railway you do not have the option to turn around.
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Patty C
April 18, 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
Hello, There is no music concert scheduled on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Visit the Peak Radar website for information about events in the Pikes Peak Region.
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AllaTRS
July 7, 2016|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
AG, the cost is $12 per adult and $5 per child. Have a larger group? We also offer a discounted carload rate of $40 for up to 5 people in the vehicle. Additional fees for more than 5 people do apply.
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