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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 have given this a rating of 5 strictly based on the views and the experience of being at the top, regardless that the visitor center at the top isn't complete. We drove up to mile 13 and took the "FREE" shuttle to the top....More
It’s a beautiful sight! Take the bus provided to the very top. On the drive up we saw Mnt sheep. Don’t drive the narrow curvey roads since there are no safety railings and you could easily drive off the side. Yikes! Views are special but...More
My husband loves driving up mountains so naturally we wanted to drive the Pike's Peak Highway. Sadly, it was kind of a let down. We waited about 15 minutes to get through the line at the toll booths when we arrived at 11 am -...More
We were really hoping to ride the Cog Railroad to the top but had to change our plans due to the Railroad being closed for the foreseeable future due to renovations. After weighing our options, we decided to drive to the top. I’m not a...More
The drive to the top is an experience by itself. But the view from the top was phenomenal; we could almost see the St. Louis Arch to the east. The parking lot is in turmoil while a new visitors center is under construction, but take...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.