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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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A must see/do while in Colorado!

An experience like no other! We drove up for $15 per person entrance fee. The drive is very winding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Dakota
Breathtaking !

I went up the mt once with my boyfriend in his truck and was in complete awe the whole way up. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gabrielle R
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO
+1 719-385-7325
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An experience like no other! We drove up for $15 per person entrance fee. The drive is very winding with great views along the way as well as drop-offs. If you get carsick, this might not be the road for you. It took a little...More

Thank smalltownNorthDakota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went up the mt once with my boyfriend in his truck and was in complete awe the whole way up. The entire hour or so drive was spectacular, especially in the fall with all of the beautiful colors. I have an older, smaller car...More

Thank Gabrielle R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I could never get tired of visiting this beautiful part of America. Drive up the peak was thrilling. Our two local friends shared so much information. I don't know if it was the effects of the altitude, but I did feel a little off as...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

3rd time we have been up this mtn. It never gets old. Altitude sickness is real though. Donuts aren't good don't even bother.

Thank Cheryl Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The views were breathtaking and the drive was tense but I would go again in a heartbeat!!! Definitely take your time and be care on the drive up, for the drive down you should put your vehicle in manual and save your breaks, they can...More

Thank jcoz1113
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This was a "must do" for us, so we excitedly began the climb on a sunny day, only to hit clouds, then fog, then rain, sleet, and snow. With no guardrails on a narrow highway, it was terrifying. When we finally reached the summit, it...More

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I have visited (driven up) Pikes Peak many times in the past and I was shocked during my visit last week that the 4 person (car) entrance fee was now $50. The "guide" said it was to raise money for a new building at the...More

Thank Stan D
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a well maintained but in some places very narrow road with lots of very sharp steep switchbacks - drove in and out of the clouds and often couldn't see the drop offs until just about upon them. Other places totally clear with spectacular...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Pikes Peak is a name we all have heard, so how could we go to Colorado and not come here? We drove Mt Evans when we left Denver heading into Utah. The reviews said that Pikes Peak was a more dangerous drive and had reports...More

1  Thank keith1121
Reviewed 22 September 2017

What an amazing natural resource with breathtaking views from the summit. It's definitely worth the trip up the mountain and even worth putting up with the gross mismanagement and price gouging. It's extremely mismanaged and the typical bureaucrats don't care about anything except figuring out...More

Thank cochise2015
PikesPeakHighway, Parks Operations Administrator at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

I am sorry to hear that you feel that our price structure is not reasonable. We are not tax supported; therefore, the entrance fee that we collect at the Gateway is used to make the necessary maintenance and improvements along the 20-miles of roadway and...More

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5 July 2017|
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Response from PikesPeakHighway | Property representative |
If you drive the Pikes Peak Highway there are pull outs and turn around points along the 19 mile journey. If you ride the Cog Railway you do not have the option to turn around.
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.