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“14,110 feet high”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
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Private Tour to Pikes Peak Garden of Gods
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“14,110 feet high”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Magnificent views! Bring lots of water and keep drinking it. Take aspirin or Tylenol. Bring a jacket for the top. Most important, get a skilled 4wd vehicle driver. Must have doughnuts at the top. Shop at the top is not the best, but worthwhile to get your souvenirs. Take lots of pictures of your friends because the photos of the views will not mean anything without your friends in them.

Visited June 2013
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“WOW!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

STUNNING. absolutely gorgeous views once above the clouds on the summit. Scary as can be driving up the 19 mile trip. I would suggest that medically unstable persons, and any smokers take caution. I consider myself healthy and fit (active duty military officer) and I became light headed and dizzy at the summit from elevation. They have EMS stationed in the gift shop as a precaution too. Otherwise definitely worth the $50 and hour plus drive.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Took the cog rail to the top. Would probably hike next time to get better photos. The view was absolutely amazing. It went from clear to cloudy to snowing in the 30 minutes we were up there and I got some amazing photos.

Visited June 2013
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Rocky Mountain High”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We rode the cog railway to the top (this was our 2nd time), be sure to sip on water on the way up so that your body adjust to the altitude, "Rocky Mountain High"! The ride was breathtaking and the view at the top was absolutely breathtaking. We went up on the 8 a.m. cog so the crowds weren't too bad yet, but the staff at the top wasn't very friendly. The donuts are delicious!

Visited June 2013
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Sachse, Texas
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“Amazing road to drive to the Pikes Peak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We drove from the bottom to the Pikes Peak! It was about 40-60 minute drive. The road was scary. The views were amazing. It was cold at the top in March. It was hot at the bottom. There was a restaurant at the top.

Visited March 2013
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