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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cog railway” (715 reviews)
“donuts” (607 reviews)
“gift shop” (528 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
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"cog railway"
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"donuts"
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"america's mountain"
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"bring a jacket"
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"summit house"
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"tree line"
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"hairpin turns"
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"drink lots of water"
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"views are amazing"
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"coming down"
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"high altitude"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be Aware - $15 per adult to drive yourself up the road to the top. currently - 2018 - cog rail way closed, probably for another year as they upgrade. It’s a nice drive and on a nice day the views are amazing.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I dont like heights. I do love mountains and scenery with the family. It is a bit expensive to drive up this 20 mile mountain I thought at first. We are 4 and it was 40.00 at toll. They explain mountain is steep and on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a Jeep tour and loved that we could enjoy the views and didn’t have to worry bout driving. A few nice places to stop along the way

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Reviewed yesterday

We were surprised by the cost of going to Pikes Peak. 4 adults $50 and its not like its narrated or you are provided with transportation. We did, however, enjoy ourselves immensely! The twists and turns of the mountain, the jaw dropping views made the...More

Thank Beth O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved driving up to Pike's Peak and took zillions of photos while my poor husband drove with great care. It was particularly inspiring to see all the bicyclists making their way up on the day we went (a bike race in progress.) When you...More

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed yesterday

The climb is beautiful and once you are at the top it is breathtaking! Everyone should go at least once.

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Reviewed yesterday

My family had a wonderful drive up to the top of Pikes Peak. We drove 16 miles to the Devil's Playground, then took a shuttle the last three miles to the summit. The view was spectacular. The park rangers commented that the view is even...More

Thank MAK813
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My good friend told me to wear pants, and bring a jacket. I'm still hearing her words. You're right if you think I didn't do either. There was no reason to, it was 89° when we left Colorado Springs. When we got to Pikes Peak...More

Thank MRSKCOX
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family arrived around eight in the morning on the 4th of July, and we were lucky enough to receive one of the limited passes that would allow us to drive to the top. The drive was beautiful (yet scary at times, the turns are...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortuanly it was stormy the day we went. Not sure if it was worth the $60 to get in to the park, even on a clear day. You can't drive all the way up as they are doing construction at the top.

Thank Laura B
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arid2923
10 July 2018|
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Response from Justin G | Reviewed this property |
At the high elevations it’s hard to breath even for adults. Small children might feel the same and hard to breathe. I have n’t seen any babies up the peak.
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Boytribe
3 July 2018|
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Response from Brooke S | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus. If you search I’m sure you can find it. I was staying at the Broadmoor so they organized a shuttle for us but we met at the bus station in Colorado Springs and took a big greyhound type bus. I can’t remember... More
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mrj02
1 July 2018|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
Weather can vary so it is very difficult to say. September does offer fall colors on the mountain and pleasant temperatures.
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