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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Drive is scary

Steep but beautiful drive both up and down. You get so high there is still snow and your above the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
via mobile
Easy Peasy Until Mile 13! Worth the Drive!

Just as everyone says, if you drive it yourself, it's a little bit scary. BUT that's after mile... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours. The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you'll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds...All along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America's most famous mountain. 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Steep but beautiful drive both up and down. You get so high there is still snow and your above the tree line...no trees at the top.

Thank ki0ki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as everyone says, if you drive it yourself, it's a little bit scary. BUT that's after mile marker 13. 19 miles up, and the first 13 are pretty easy. It's the last 6 that are stressful. So, if nothing else, drive the first 13...More

1  Thank gerialexander
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a jeep tour up to the top of Pikes Peak and were absolutely wowed by the fantastic views along the journey to the top of the mountain. We would never have considered driving up the mountain on our own, as we would have...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove the road to the top, and it is a unique experience. Quite a scary drive as you head to the top. Very few guard rails and lots of turns. Once at the top, oxygen could be an issue. I recommend taking the cog railway....More

Thank wylee1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular view at the summit. We were there on a hot July day and a blizzard popped up at the summit. The store at the summit is nice, but the manners of the visiting people that were there the day we were, were horrendous. I...More

Thank Savannah38372
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect. I had some people tell me not to do it, some who said they were sick when they got to the top and some who said it is not so bad you need to do it. We took a...More

1  Thank travelingcouplega
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a cool drive! Figuratively and literally! Expect 40 degree cooler weather at the top. Photographer paradise!

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hesitant to take our car to the top. Glad we decided to do the drive up. Not as bad as I anticipated. Wish the boys and I could tolerate the altitude - we could only tolerate about 30 minutes at the summit. BEAUTIFUL!!!...More

Thank Cole G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive to the top of Pikes Peak is not for the faint of heart ... or those who easily get car-sick. The curvy, windy, narrow mountain road can even be a little scary. But the views make it worth the trouble. You drive through...More

1  Thank maserk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to have at least 3 hours to spend, 1/2 tank of gas in your vehicle and very good brakes to go up Pikes Peak. Lots of stunning views along the way, up and down. Use your lowest gear when coming back down the...More

1  Thank nels0na99
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Questions & Answers
5 July 2017|
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Response from rich65k | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are numerous areas along the way where you can pull over and turn around if necessary.
Patty C
18 April 2017|
Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
Hello, There is no music concert scheduled on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Visit the Peak Radar website for information about events in the Pikes Peak Region.
8 July 2016|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
AG, the cost is $12 per adult and $5 per child. Have a larger group? We also offer a discounted carload rate of $40 for up to 5 people in the vehicle. Additional fees for more than 5 people do apply.