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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...more
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I hiked the Incline with a friend- great day! We parked in the FREE lot at 10 Old Man Trail and then took the Free shuttle to the base of the incline. Very easy. After the Incline we walked down the Barr trail which was...More
Maybe it’s due to the construction at the top of the summit that limits the views, but I was disappointed. Yes, you do have views, nice, but I don’t understand all the hype about it. I’ve seen much better views and for free! $15 per...More
We drove all the way to the summit. I would have preferred a shuttle but with kids in a car seat that isn’t possible. I will say that the kids seemed to enjoy the stops on the way up more than the summit itself. We...More
The drive to the top is well worth it. Just need to be sure to know how to maneuver steep mountain roads. Fortunately there is a brake check spot on the way down to alert people as to whether they are riding their brakes too...More
Been to the top several times. This time it was Graylines that took our bus tour up. It was nice to sit back and watch the scenery. However, as you get above treeline, it can cause anxiety as you cannot see anything but blue sky...More
It is beautiful drive up the mountain. Lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery. It does get a bit scary when there is only a foot or two between your tires and the edge!! 😳 For the last 3 miles, you park and...More
The road up to Pikes Peak is scary and windy but well worth it. Take your time, enjoy the scenery and get the donut at the top. Walk out back behind the visitors center for a photo op and drink plenty of water.
$15 per person to get into the park. We were there on a sunny day so the views from the top- currently a construction site- are as good as they get. The refreshments and souvenirs for sale did not excite. A train line and new...More
This is a really neat experience and is breathtaking literally, the oxygen is very low at the high altitudes, but they do sell the oxygen boost stuff at the top, but if you have trouble with oxygen issues, I think i would re think this...More
For $15 you drive up a very steep road and watch the temperature drop as you climb and the air get thinner each passing minute. Every turn had extraordinary views. Make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape to tackle this road. When you...More
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Usually you can drive all the way to the top, but they are in the middle of a large construction project. We were told that there will be shuttle service until construction ends next year. Check the website or call before... More
Usually you can drive all the way to the top, but they are in the middle of a large construction project. We were told that there will be shuttle service until construction ends next year. Check the website or call before you go for the operating hours and weather conditions for that particular day because it really seems to have it’s own climate. We have been in June when it’s blazing hot at the base and it’s snowing at the peak. Take a toboggan and a really warm coat. Hope you have a great trip and clear skies!
I don't believe camping is allowed but not sure. Right now, due to limited parking at top because of ongoing construction, you can only drive yourself to the top if you have mobility issues and tell them at the gate house... More
I don't believe camping is allowed but not sure. Right now, due to limited parking at top because of ongoing construction, you can only drive yourself to the top if you have mobility issues and tell them at the gate house. Everyone else must park there and ride a shuttle to the top. (The cog railway is also closed until 2021.) The shuttle does not stop at the various lookouts to let you take pictures. The lookouts on the way up (and restroom breaks) are an important part of the "experience." This is yet another reason why I highly recommend taking a jeep tour up with Manitou Springs Adventures. They are expert drivers with new, comfortable jeeps, and charge about $40 less per person than the other company. I do not recommend driving yourself unless you are experienced at high altitude driving. We've driven the Smokey Mountains ourselves many, many times. That is NOTHING compared to the altitude of Pike's Peak. I would NOT want to drive it--ever.