The 14,1 70.foot summit of Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America, and it offers many ways to enjoy its magnificence. Take a drive up Pikes Peak Highway, hike up the Barr Trail, or even ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway all the way to the top. You will be one of more than half a million people each year who enjoy the peak in all its glory.
Two notable events that take place on the mountain each year are the Pikes Peak Marathon and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. If you have a fear of heights or lack endurance, travel to nearby Cave of the Winds, where you will experience jaw dropping wonder and astonishment at its geology and adventure rolled into one. Or go to Santa’s North Pole, at the entrance of the Pikes Peak Highway, where it is Christmas all year long.
When you travel to Pikes Peak, not only will you enjoy a beautiful view, but you will also find a charming shopping and cultural treat in Manitou Springs. Nine mineral springs throughout town are fed by the snowmelt of Pikes Peak. Adam’s Mountain Cafe, Craftwood Inn, and the Briarhurst Manor are just some of the unique places dine while you are in town.