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Pikes Peak

Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
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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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  • Average3%
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“donuts” (488 reviews)
“cog railway” (622 reviews)
“low gear” (112 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
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Reviewed yesterday

The drive up and getting out and scrambling over the rocks, exploring the lakes/reservoirs, etc. was really our favorite part of the Peak. The summit is actually fairly anti-climactic. The views are nice, but the top is crowded and just OK. The hot donuts were...More

Thank Hobeda
Reviewed yesterday

Exhilarating! Driving up Pikes Peak was wonderful! Saw Mountain Goats near summit. Unbelievable views of the greater CS area. Thunder storms 360* around us while on the summit. Colorado and the Rocky mountains never cease to amaze me with the constant bombardment of beauty!!!

Thank thomas m
Reviewed yesterday

Horrible experience. Very few guard rails and drop offs that went straight down hundreds of feet. With what they charge to go up, you would think they could buy some freaking guard rails. Way too dangerous. Thank goodness my son was driving. He was fine...More

Thank Annie L
Reviewed yesterday

Drove up to the top, and found it not to be quite as intense as I thought. Just take your time, and it is amazing. I can't imagine the racers flying up to top though. We went earlier in the morning, which was a good...More

Thank rcg66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The drive up the mountain had some good scenic views. The summit was a gravel parking lot. I was not impressed. The summit visitors center was tight and packed with people. I have been there. I can mark it off of my list.

Thank danhU5543FI
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The scenery is so beautiful and amazing. The lakes, the trees and the mountains are great. The road becomes steep and curves become sharp and near drop offs. Keep the air conditioning off. You won't need it. It was 92 degrees at the bottom of...More

Thank love2vay-k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do vacation. Take your time and drink plenty of water. The view from the top is unreal.

Thank JohnSinTexas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pikes Peak elevation over 14000. Has plenty of hiking trails and scenic by way throughout. Plenty of attractions with train rides, rock climbing or horse back.

1  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the time and money spent to get to the"top of the 14er" now this is what we came out west to see! America the beautiful 😎

Thank annmarievh v
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I live in Central Florida and have travel all the mountainous areas east of the Mississippi. But none of that compares with the Springs area and especially Pikes Peak. Not only is the scenery amazing but all of the Park facilities that we stopped at...More

Thank Wayson L
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Todd Kim H
16 July 2017|
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Response from holidayms | Reviewed this property |
I would be fairly certain yes its 10 weeks since we were there but to be sure I suggest you ring them here are the phone numbers. (719) 685-5401 or 1-800-Pikes-Peak 1-800-745-3773 Email: info (at symbol ) cograilway... More
10 July 2017|
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You can turn around at either the observation areas or there is a ranger station where they check your brakes on the way down. Its about half way up almost where the tree line ends. There are some additional pull offs... More
20 June 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a private operation so I cannot answer your question regarding standby on the train. If you choose to drive the Pikes Peak Highway you will experience the varying life zones, three fishing... More