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Address: Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
Phone Number: +1 719-385-7325
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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There are many things to see and do on our mountain including experiencing...

There are many things to see and do on our mountain including experiencing spectacular views as you ascend to 14,115 feet, encounter Mother Nature on our hiking trails or watch for wildlife such as deer, elk, bighorn sheep or yellow-bellied marmots. You may even spot the elusive Bigfoot during your visit. The 19 mile journey on the fully paved road to the summit begins in Cascade, Colorado, just 15 minutes west of downtown Colorado Springs. From the entrance, at an altitude of 7,800 feet (2377m) begin to explore the Pike National Forest and the natural beauty of Colorado.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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What an exciting if not nerve-wracking drive to the top of America's Mountain! Lots of overlooks and scenic spots to pull-off for pictures, a great gift shop with donuts and hot... read more

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an exciting if not nerve-wracking drive to the top of America's Mountain! Lots of overlooks and scenic spots to pull-off for pictures, a great gift shop with donuts and hot chocolate at the top, and most of all an amazing view of God's creation. Watch out for bicyclists on your way down. They don't pay attention!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

And yes, I do mean breathtaking in more than one way! It's one of the most beautiful spots in our country. It's a place that should be on your bucket list. But be careful walking around up there! It is breathtaking! The altitudes robs you of a liter of fluid. Hence you can be slightly dehydrated at Pikes Peak, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very fascinating and picturesque views. Recommend for everyone. But you first need to be not alone and prepare for a long and difficult mountain road drive. Check your car, breaks, fuel level, have some water with you and warm clothes. And better you have enough time, perfect to go there from the early morning, not to drive in he dark.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an expensive gamble to the summit of Pike's Peak. We had little to no visibility at the top. Not worth the time or money. Much better views from many other locations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the cost ($40) might put me off, but it is an incredible drive (or hike / bike ride). The long drive up shows off the magnificent scenery, the lake almost half-way up and numerous stopping points. Watch your engine on the way up for overheating (perhaps turn off your aircon). Truly stunning at the top. Sorry, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a hairy scary 20 mile ride up a giant mountain. I'd say that 2/3 of it is ok, but 1/3 of it will scare the heck out of you, I don't care who you are. It is a very narrow, winding road, many areas are right on the very edge of steep cliff with no guard rail. Hard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was lucky to drive up on a day of clear weather, road was well-paved. There are some sharp turns, and narrow shoulders, but not too bad. It took about an hour each way driving up and back, but could be longer if you get caught behind slow traffic. The view was totally worth it, however, absolutely stunning. And the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to pikes peak entrance about noon and got back down around 3:45. Do this trip when u have good weather. Trip up takes about an hour to the summit. The donuts are great, cheeseburgers not so great. Lots of areas to hike. The altitude did bother me, so I wasn't able to hike. My husband loved all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving up is the real treat when it starts snowing. Views were obscured. Well that's the way it goes. Still worth the trip because of the stops and views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just can not describe and feeling of being on top of the Summit. Spectacular views and great family fun.

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