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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  • First time visiting the inspiration of "America the Beautiful". I recommend taking the Cog Railway for ease of travel and information. Be prepared for the cold and don't underestimate the wind. It....  more »
  • We "jeeped" it up the mountain at 9am and got to the top in 45 minutes. The hairpin turns are crazy....drive carefully! My husband read that there are 156 turns in the road to get to the top. We were....  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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