Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade

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#1 of 940 in Outdoors in Colorado
Scenic Drive · Landmark
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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  • Take the Cog rail if you don't want to drive. Currently minimal parking at the top due to construction. Muddy if wet at the top & visitor center areas still under construction.  more »
  • Went today, 9/27/21, to see new Visitor Center, just opened on top of Pikes Peak. The drive is great! Gorgeous!! VERY DISAPPOINTED in the new Vis.Ctr. They went with a sterile, “clean” look for the.....  more »
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  • The most beautiful terrifying ride of my life. It's so beautiful and majestic
  • What a wonderful exciting trip to the top, I drove and it was definitely an adventure I didn't expect, very very scary but still fun. My heart was beating rapidly when we finally arrived. Air is thin at 14100 ft but take some time to regroup and the return was way simpler.

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