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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Majestic Mountain

This is an incredible mountain drive, right up there with Yosemite's Tunnel View. The view is more... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Austin, Texas
Top of the World

WOW...... what an incredible place to look down on the world. The drive up was very cool. A bit... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Perth, Australia
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Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours. The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you'll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds...All along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America's most famous mountain. 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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5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is an incredible mountain drive, right up there with Yosemite's Tunnel View. The view is more drawn out here and each stop deserves attention on Pike's Peak. It is worth the $52 admission fee to experience the 14,000 peak where the words of "America...More

Thank 684j
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

WOW...... what an incredible place to look down on the world. The drive up was very cool. A bit nerve racking due to my issue with heights but beauty of God's handy work more than made up for that. If you are in the Colorado...More

Thank Q-BinTom
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We took the Cog rail up the mountain, and then took the bike down with Challenge unlimited folks. Amazing mountain with hundred mile views. Dress warm even in summer, windchill was 22F

Thank Domino S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I've been up to Pike's Peak on several occasions, and I know how expensive it could be. Instead, you can pay just $5 and visit the North Slope Recreation area. We decided to go to the North Catamount Reservoir. We brought along our kayaks and...More

Thank Elisa A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great facility, awesome views and the doughnuts at the restaurant are fantastic!! Well worth the drive or a ride on the cog railway!!

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A fun drive up and down with great scenery. This road is on very good condition and easy to drive. This is a lot different than the scenery, drive and services on Mt Evans, another 14er. Some great opportunities for photography, hiking and good picnic...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a fantastic - and sometimes scary - experience! If you're anywhere near Colorado Springs, you must go. But beware, there are many areas along the drive without guard rails, making the drive a bit scary... LOL The views are amazing! Try to get there...More

1  Thank Blondie1965
Reviewed 26 July 2017

if you are in the area you must go and experience this place....the drive is not bad 75% of the way..top half is a little scary (and even more when there's a car in front of you who doesn't know how to drive up hill)........More

1  Thank LCTXtraveler
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Note: It costs $15 per person to enter the road to reach the summit of Pike's Peak. You are given a map of all the mile markers and pull-offs. The bathroom locations are marked on the map as well. The speed limit is 25 mph...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Steep but beautiful drive both up and down. You get so high there is still snow and your above the tree line...no trees at the top.

Thank ki0ki
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Questions & Answers
4 July 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
If you drive the Pikes Peak Highway there are pull outs and turn around points along the 19 mile journey. If you ride the Cog Railway you do not have the option to turn around.
Patty C
18 April 2017|
Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
Hello, There is no music concert scheduled on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Visit the Peak Radar website for information about events in the Pikes Peak Region.
7 July 2016|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
AG, the cost is $12 per adult and $5 per child. Have a larger group? We also offer a discounted carload rate of $40 for up to 5 people in the vehicle. Additional fees for more than 5 people do apply.