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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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“cog railway” (659 reviews)
“low gear” (121 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
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Reviewed yesterday

You can drive up, but why? The railway is so much more pleasant—beauty without the terror. Make sure you keep sipping your water on the way up—it helps your lungs adjust to the rare air at 14,115 feet.

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed yesterday

We drove to the summit. Absolutely beautiful drive. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to heights though. GO EARLY - the clouds move in in the afternoon. We started up at 8:00 AM and arrived at the summit at 8:40 AM. Be...More

Thank Renee J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views from the top of this mountain. You can drive up or take the COG train from manitou springs. We took the train and it was a good experience but pricey. Bring a jacket because it is cold at the summit.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the cog railway to get to the top at 14,115 ft. The cost is $40 per person with an optional $5 for reserved parking. The entire experience is about 3.5 hours. Reservations are highly recommended as they sell out. There are plenty to...More

1  Thank Josh P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rode the Cog Railway to the top. Views were spectacular except for the top. We encountered clouds and a snow flurries. The seats could have been a little more comfortable. A must see and be sure to ride the Cog to the top.

1  Thank Craig O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome. We booked through the Ranch ,Academy Riding .. We had fantastic day with them. We took 1 hr should have done 2.

1  Thank pamelaw122017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pikes peak is a beautiful drive in to the mountains..you can pull over and sight see...have a picnic...you can take a train up the side of the mountains to the top...with beautiful views they have a cafe and gift shops...it's a place everyone should visit

1  Thank Kelley E
Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all - you can ignore all these people who complain about the cost of the entrance fee, the ones that complain about the drive to the top, etc. This is a once in a lifetime place to visit, and the drive up to...More

Thank EDWARDL782
Reviewed 3 days ago

Driving to the top of Pikes Peak was the best experience! If you can, drive instead of taking the train! You will get to see everything and it's not as scary as you would think!

1  Thank Nicky D
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want an unsurpassed view of the surrounding area, this is the best place to get it. It will likely be cold up at this elevation (over 14,000 feet), so bundle up, but totally worth the view. Although you can drive, hike or bicycle...More

Thank CMN14
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Hope R
15 September 2017|
Response from norman28 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest early morning train would be best. We went early afternoon and saw very few animals apart from mountain goats and yellow breasted creatures, can't remember their name.
16 August 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
The Pikes Peak Highway is open daily weather permitting. We do close on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We recommend calling our pre-recorded information line at 719-385-7325 for the most current road conditions and... More
Marilyn B
8 August 2017|
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Response from JuliaJ0 | Reviewed this property |
I think the last time we went we allowed about 4 hours for the entire trip. You get about 20-30 minutes at the top which is generally enough time to get a donut & buy a trinket while also drinking in the view. Go early to... More