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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

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Address: 5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
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Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway entrance...

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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Beautiful, even on a snowy way and not all the way at the summit

Opted to drive up and it was gorgeous. A snow storm moved in that afternoon, so we drove up early and could see with perfect visibility. Could drive as far as mile 15 of 19 and... read more

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Opted to drive up and it was gorgeous. A snow storm moved in that afternoon, so we drove up early and could see with perfect visibility. Could drive as far as mile 15 of 19 and that was plenty high!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Man has had no hand in this beauty. Stunning natural structures made by weathering and erosion. Drive, ride, or hike if you can. The park visitor center is a wealth of information, has a fabulous gift shop, good food, and the film is well worth the $$.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

As far as mountain tops go this one is over rated. There is nothing left of the natural beauty of the mountain as the top is all commercialized. The only thing missing is for someone to put asphalt over the top of the mountain for a parking lot. The views are nice in all directions. You can drive up the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

If you are visiting Colorado Springs - Get up there! You can hike (8+ hours one way), cog rail from Manitou Springs (3 hour round trip) or drive up the Pike's Peak highway (about 45 min drive each way). Cog rail is a great option and driving isn't as scary as some make it out to be - just take... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

The Pikes Peak Highway is now entirely paved. It is a very safe but thrilling drive with few guard rails and huge drops right off the edge. It may be a bit scary but the PP Highway crew do a good job of keeping the road safe. You will enjoy many scenic views of the north and west sides of... More 

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Bryce Canyon
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

But, it was worth going anyway. We were stopped at mile 16 because of 60 mile an hour winds. Was really cold up there but very enjoyable.

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan of heights, but I was able to do this drive. There are parts where it looks like you drive off the edge of the cliff, but it's doable. Take your time and be sure to have a half tank of gas. It's cooler at summit and crowded with bathrooms, signs, overlooks and a souvenir store that... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Pikes peak....it gives me goosebumps... the drive is scary, but worth it....really! The adrenaline rush, winding roads, slippery snow... they do test your driving skills... but at the end one can pat his back and reward himself by having the world's best cinnamon donuts at the top. Go for it... yay!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Went with family that live in the area. It was amazing .the views, the height. well worth the cost. Just breath taking

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Scary drive but so worth it! Just take it slow and don't look down! Worlds best donuts when you get to the top!

Thank Katie D

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