Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade

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On the front range of the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain stands as one of Colorado's 53 '14ers'--mountains rising more than 14,000 ft (4,300 m). Visitor centers are located at 9.7 km (6 mi), 19.3 km (12 mi), and the peak's summit. These offer information, gift shops, and restaurants. To get to the summit, travel by car or train. The attraction's highway is notable for its dangerous twists and turns, as well as its unpaved, winding ascent on the last push up to the peak--but experienced drivers will enjoy the challenge. Or consider a ride on the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway, which takes you to the summit on a historical set of tracks. For Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and beyond, use our Cascade itinerary planner to get the most from your Cascade vacation.
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  • 14000 ft elevation with amazing views of Colorado City (at 6500 fr elevation) and beyond. Of all the 14000 high peaks in Colorado, this is the most accessible. It also has the most dramatic... 
    14000 ft elevation with amazing views of Colorado City (at 6500 fr elevation) and beyond. Of all the 14000 high peaks in Colorado, this is the most accessible. It also has the most dramatic...  more »
  • We drove up Pikes Peak. There was ample parking at the top. There were places to stop along the way for views, bathrooms, picnics, hiking and even a few gift shops. The new Visitor Center was... 
    We drove up Pikes Peak. There was ample parking at the top. There were places to stop along the way for views, bathrooms, picnics, hiking and even a few gift shops. The new Visitor Center was...  more »
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  • One of the most amazing scenic views and nail biting drives I've done in awhile. Narrow road to the top with sheer cliffs but some of the most beautiful landscapes you'll see. Visitor center at the top had a decent exhibit about Pikes Peak and had to get the 🍩 donuts, even if they were $30 or something crazy. Definitely a place you need to check out if not afraid of heights! Tickets were about $50 for a family of four, plus you needed a $2 reservation fee for a specific time block during the day. Likely so it doesn't get super crowded on the mountain. Well worth the trip.
  • I think it is well worth the drive up this mountain, such great views and so much to look at. Do not forget to get a ticket for each person and also your car ticket for your time slot and reservation, may be able to get there little early and they will let you take your time climbing, which will give you some time to sight see on the way up. The stove is at times a little scary. Also coming down the mountain make sure you use litter gear if you can, they will have you pull over and cool your brakes if they are too hot.

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