My father, daughter and I took the cog up to the top of Pikes Peak. The views are spectacular, but if you don't do well with altitudes it might not be for you. I started getting light headed at about 8000 feet. At the 14,100 foot summit, I was gulping air off and on because yeah, the air is pretty thin. I'm an ex-smoker, you'd think I could handle the lack of air. Water did help a lot but I could never work up there. Even though it may be a nice warm day when you get to the cog, bring a coat for sure. The summit was 38 degrees when we visited last week. You will never see bluer skies or prettier views than from Pikes Peak. The history given on the drive up is really interesting. They do not give you much time to shop in the gift shop at the summit though. By the time you get pictures and run to the bathroom, it's time to board the cog and go back. Unfortunately, I missed out on moose pajamas due to the lack of time.
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