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Address: Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
Phone Number: +1 719-385-7325
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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There are many things to see and do on our mountain including experiencing...

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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Labor Day the shop at top was VERY crowded. The drive is pleasant and beautiful. The view from the summit was breathtaking. Pleasantly surprised at the accessibility up top

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Labor Day the shop at top was VERY crowded. The drive is pleasant and beautiful. The view from the summit was breathtaking. Pleasantly surprised at the accessibility up top

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much can be said here. It's a mountain, you pay to drive up and down it. But breath taking views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Pike's Peak right after a fresh snowfall, the views were like something out of a movie! An experience I won't soon forget!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited during leaf changing season and the views were splendid. Lots of places to pull over to look at the scenery and admire the views. The road is very twisty in places ... but you should be able to make it fine. Watch out for the altitude ... can be hard to breathe and alttude-headaches are common. Still well... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The train is fun, but the views are breath taking. This is a must do family trip! They give you plenty of time to see everything at the top of the mountain & the train ride isn't too long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Drove to the summit,it was a snowy day in summit and bit crowded may be it was end of the season.sometimes below they might stop you when the climate goes bad.

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Haslett, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My tour began early in the morning. It was a good time to go because the train wasn't packed. All seats are assigned and mine was on the right side of the train. I highly recommend getting one on the left side of the train. The view is much better. The trip up the mountain to Pikes Peak is enjoyable.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be fair, we were warned at the entrance gate (upon paying $12 per person) that the last 2 miles (of 19 total) may be closed because of an overnight snow and that plowing was ongoing. The drive is gorgeous but so are many other drives around the USA (e.g Million Dollar Highway Durango, Silverton...Beartooth Pass Road in Wy and... More 

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Webster, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the summit of Pikes Peak using the Cog Train! What a wonderful experience! This is one in a lifetime place you must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to the summit is paved and an easy trip. Allow at least 2-3 hours to drive to the top. You'll want to stop along the way to admire the scenery. Be sure to stop and wander around the lake and visit the gift shop.

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