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Pike's Peak

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Pike's Peak

Is there a charge to drive to the top of Pike's Peak? How long of a drive is it?

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The maximum price per car would be $35. Is this amount of money so outrageous that you would not visit an entire state?

One usually spends more than that to go to the movies and eat popcorn and drink soft drinks, something you could do for almost free at home.

You don't have to drive the mountain to see the mountain.

Mt Evans is another 14er you can drive, there is a $10 fee for a vehicle with 12 or fewer people (unless you have the NPS America the Beautiful, or Golden Eagle, then it is free). This fee is good for 3 days.

Have fun visiting Colorado. There is so much to see and do.

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TongkatAli, it is unlikely that it will be free in the future as maintenance costs are rising - they are now keeping the road open year round (imagine plowing a road above 13,000 ft in the dead of winter after a 10 ft snow!).

However, there are still many (more impressive IMO) mountain vistas that you can really enjoy in COlorado - in fact, Ouray, which you mentioned, is in the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery Colorado has to offer. I agree, I certainly wouldn't let the cost of one toll road deter you from visiting the whole state. Colorado has many very impressive and very amazing sights to see. You could spend months here and only scratch the surface. I know - I've spent most of my life here and I'm still discovering new things!

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