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Address: Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
Phone Number: 17193857325
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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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Not for the faint of hearts 😀

My husband talk to me and to going to the summit. I am deathly afraid of heights. I ended up switching with our oldest daughter and sitting in the backseat😂. Once we got to the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband talk to me and to going to the summit. I am deathly afraid of heights. I ended up switching with our oldest daughter and sitting in the backseat😂. Once we got to the top, it was breathtaking. Definitely a must do! I'm so glad that I did it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the cog railway up and bicycled down so I got to see two side of the mountain. Its spacious at the top with rest rooms and shelter should it rain. It was very sunny when I was there with a temp of 44F. Views from the train were not that good and we had to stay seated but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the train up ( I highly recommend this) especially if you have children with you. It is a bit costly though. You can see for miles and miles atop the mountain. We only stayed at the peak about 30 minutes. It is a bit chilly. I would layer up. We took alot of pictures that will last a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a long way up, with some scary sections, but so worth it. Take it slow, take it in, and enjoy it all. If you don't like heights, just don't peer over the edge!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to make the trip up to the top of Pikes Peak. When we found out the Cog Railway was sold out (book early!), we decided to make the drive to the top. The roads were very well maintained and smooth. A few stretches were very nerve racking, but it felt like a great accomplishment to have made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second trip to Pike's Peak and I still love it!!! The view driving up the summit is spectacular!!! Great for family vacation with any age kids.be careful with the high altitude sickness. The donuts were very greasy but fries were good.

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful mountain. The drive up offers abundant views and hiking opportunities. If you're in the area it would be a crime not to go to the top.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pikes Peak is breathtaking! The trip up and down is amazing, although a little scary at times (haha). It's fun to take it nice and slow and even to stop at many of the areas you can off the highway going up. At the top of the peak is a gift shop and restaurant, where you can get greasy doughnuts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove up to the top of Pike's Peak. The road was well-paved and manageable. We enjoyed looking out as we made our way to the top. Take precautions not to get sick. We drank water slowly for the whole drive and my little one still got sick at the top. We stopped at each area, but didn't stay long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an absolute must for the area. The drive up to the top is absolutely breathtaking, and the view from the top is amazing. It’s pretty impressive to say you were over 14,000 feet above sea level! Get there early in the day before the line to drive up gets way too long (you can also hike or take... More 

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