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Pikes Peak

Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
+1 719-385-7325
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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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“cog railway” (691 reviews)
“gift shop” (509 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
+1 719-385-7325
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Reviewed yesterday

really this was October the first, but we road the rail to the top. If you don't bring a camera, you have made a mistake. It was blue sky and snow all in the same hour. Try to pick a day when it is not...More

Thank 1andonlyFabIII
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are somewhat nervous about heights in any way shape or form.... do not attempt to operate the vehicle yourself. You can recline your seat and not look over the edge (out the window of your vehicle) and make it to the top as...More

Thank Indiana H. P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Never thought I would drive at such an elevation and that too in December. Glad that the road was open and we were able to make it to the top of the summit.

Thank sjnv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect. We have a cog railroad in NH which I've rode a number of times, but really was blown away by Pike's Peak cog railroad. At the top, at 14,100+ feet, the scenery was amazing. Rarely can you see such a...More

Thank Stephen Wayne F... B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are no words to describe this experience. We were very lucky to be able to drive to the summit. When we arrived the road was open 11 of the 19 miles but then became open little by little. We followed the rangers and snow...More

Thank eryn528
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Is it expensive? Sort of. But, the road is in great shape and you can rest assure that they won't let you go all the way to the top if the weather makes it risky. I really don't understand how people can complain about the...More

Thank ftotheo
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can drive up to the top or take the Cog Railway. These provide very different experiences, but both are fun. The Cog Railway includes a narrative that goes on throughout the trip as history and sights are pointed out. Driving up puts you on...More

Thank FalconRick
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is called "America's mountain" because the view from 14,110 feet was the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful". There are many things to see and do on the way to the top. Great picnic areas and wonderful places to fish. The lakes are...More

Thank halwtom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had several occasions to ascend the peak. The first way is to go all the way to the top. Since the road is paved now, it is smooth sailing. Crystal Reservoir is a good place to stop. It is a great view and...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken the cog rail to Pikes peak. This is the snow peak around for Texans. Ride up is fun with very scenic spots along. Sometimes the train ride guide can be bit boring with their jokes. Nevertheless it worth to the top and...More

Thank Sujan M
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Hope R
14 September 2017|
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Response from Shana W | Reviewed this property |
Early morning hours are best. clouds move in during the afternoon and the view isn't as good from the top. We like the drive because you can pull off and look around, explore.
15 August 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
The Pikes Peak Highway is open daily weather permitting. We do close on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We recommend calling our pre-recorded information line at 719-385-7325 for the most current road conditions and... More
Marilyn B
7 August 2017|
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Response from JuliaJ0 | Reviewed this property |
I think the last time we went we allowed about 4 hours for the entire trip. You get about 20-30 minutes at the top which is generally enough time to get a donut & buy a trinket while also drinking in the view. Go early to... More