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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Liked Mt Evans Better

Pikes Peak is a name we all have heard, so how could we go to Colorado and not come here? We drove... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
Only go if it's open to the summit and visibility is good.

What an amazing natural resource with breathtaking views from the summit. It's definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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
+1 719-385-7325
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pikes Peak is a name we all have heard, so how could we go to Colorado and not come here? We drove Mt Evans when we left Denver heading into Utah. The reviews said that Pikes Peak was a more dangerous drive and had reports...More

Thank keith1121
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing natural resource with breathtaking views from the summit. It's definitely worth the trip up the mountain and even worth putting up with the gross mismanagement and price gouging. It's extremely mismanaged and the typical bureaucrats don't care about anything except figuring out...More

Thank cochise2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

$15.00 a person, a family pack cost you $50.00 up to five people in the car. Nice easy drive up, just watch your speed and be very careful of the "other guy" going the opposite direction. numerous places to pull off the road safely and...More

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked up to the top from the Crags Trailhead - not as crowded as the Barr Trail, and about half as long. I wanted to hike Pikes Peak before driving up or using the Cog, so I didn't know what to expect at the...More

Thank Brent L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Road to the top! Nice views all along the way. Saw one bighorn sheep and a marmot, no Bigfoot (lol). Small amt of snow once we summitted. Don't forget to buy the famous donut, they are delicious!

Thank 68tmudd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This road was awesome to drive, but I agree, drive it early for less traffic. My husband was looking forward to driving this road, but enjoyed Mt Evans better. When you get to the top, wait a a couple minutes before getting out of the...More

Thank photographerrn
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Great views, but get there early or prepare for tons of traffic and crowds at the top! The train also drops off lots of tourists.

Thank c3pon
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Not for the faint of heart or those afraid of heights. The drive is windy and amongst trees, very pretty then all of a sudden you are above the tree line. The road has many sharp switchbacks with very few guard rails in place but...More

Thank Irene F
Reviewed August 16, 2017

It was suggested that we go in the morning because by late afternoon, there are monsoonal rain showers in the area. That was perfect advice. We got to the top, and could see all the surrounding areas even though clouds had started to build. Nice...More

Thank RozGarland
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is an incredible mountain drive, right up there with Yosemite's Tunnel View. The view is more drawn out here and each stop deserves attention on Pike's Peak. It is worth the $52 admission fee to experience the 14,000 peak where the words of "America...More

Thank 684j
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Questions & Answers
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.
Patty C
April 18, 2017|
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.
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.