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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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  • Great experience! The drive itself was amazing but the views at the top was breathtaking! If you don't like heights, it may not be for you. Also, you can really feel the altitude at the top, we... 
    Great experience! The drive itself was amazing but the views at the top was breathtaking! If you don't like heights, it may not be for you. Also, you can really feel the altitude at the top, we...  more »
  • Great location. Beautiful views. Amazing to get to the top. Lovely views at the top of the mountain. Altitude sickness can be an issue 
    Great location. Beautiful views. Amazing to get to the top. Lovely views at the top of the mountain. Altitude sickness can be an issue  more »
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  • Pikes Peak was the most amazing scenery I've ever seen!!! We drove up so as the passenger I got to see some awesome sights to take pictures and videos of. We went to the summit in late August and it was lightly snowing. The people working in and around the area were super nice, helpful and friendly. The coffee was excellent and I ended up drinking two cups with my boyfriend at three. The donuts were the best donuts we have ever tasted hands down! If your anywhere near Pikes Peak and you've never been to it it is a definite must see!
  • Had an awesome time, the clouds got a little in the way but made it a beautiful experience. The temp was in the 20's and there was some snow in the rocks and on the side walks . Pretty windy, make sure you bundle up good. The drive was pretty intense for a Fl girl but definetely worth it. Can't wait to visit again. Enjoyed every bit of it. Make sure not to push yourself up there and take rest. Not used to that kind of elevation so hydrating helped and seating taking pictures helped relax me. Interesting thing on the way down we all felt tired as we drove down. Not sure if is due to the altitude change or what but just thought I would mentioned it. Maybe if someone reads this can let me know if they experience the same. Anyways we will be back. Maybe try the train up there to see those views.

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