South Central Colorado Travel Guide

South Central Colorado Sights

Pikes Peak

  • U.S. 24 Map It
  • Colorado Springs
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

If you want to see the view from the top of Pikes Peak, which Katharine Bates described in "America the Beautiful," head up this 14,115-foot-high mountain on a train, in a car, or in a pair of hiking boots if you've got the stamina. Stop for a donut at the Summit House café and trading post at the very top of the mountain or for souvenirs at gift shops located at miles 6 and 13 along the highway. Whichever route you choose to take up the prominent peak, you'll understand why the pioneers heading West via wagon train used to say: "Pikes Peak or Bust."

Sight Information


U.S. 24, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80901, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $12 per person, $40 per vehicle May–Nov.; $10 per person, $35 per vehicle Dec.–Apr.
  • Summit House June–Aug., daily 8–8; Nov.–Apr., daily 9–3:30

Published 11/18/2015


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