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Pike's Peak

elev: 14,110 ft
Front Range
31st tallest fourteener
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Pike
Pike's Peak
Named after Zebulon Pike who first documented the mountain while climbing it in 1806.
Hiking: road to the top
The most visited mountain in North America (second in the world after Japan's
Mount Fuji
).
Pikes Peak
Highway
, mostly paved, gains 7,400 feet in 19 miles. 9 mile Cog Railway operates May-Nov.

Famous due to its far visibility up to 130miles,
Pikes Peak
was a symbol of Colorado's Gold Rush in 1859 with a slogan "
Pikes Peak
or Bust".
/images/500pano/2007-06-22-pikes-lake01-sp.jpg - 04036: Morning reflection of Pikes Peak in Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-lake01.jpg - 04035: Morning reflection of Pikes Peak in Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-lake02.jpg - 04037: Morning reflection of Pikes Peak in Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-lake03.jpg - 04038: Morning reflection of Pikes Peak in Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-picnic-table.jpg - 04042: Picnic table at Crystal Reservoir with Pikes Peak in the background … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
...Crystal Reservoir
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-fishing.jpg - 04030: A lone fisherman at 7am on Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-hut01.jpg - 04032: Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center … June 2007 -- Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-hut02.jpg - 04033: Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center with Pikes Peak in the background … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-lake-morn.jpg - 04039: Pikes Peak in the morning … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-lake-morn2.jpg - 04040: Morning reflection of Pikes Peak in Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-presun01.jpg - 04043: Pikes Peak at sunrise … a light beacon on the summit … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/500pano/2007-06-22-pikes-presun01-sp.jpg - 04045: Pikes Peak at sunrise … a light beacon on the summit … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-fishing-pano.jpg - 04031: A lone fisherman at 7am on Crystal Reservoir … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-presun01-pano.jpg - 04044: Pikes Peak at sunrise … a light beacon on the summit … June 2007 -- Crystal Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-hut02-pano.jpg - 04034: Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center with Pikes Peak in the background … June 2007 -- Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-peak-or-bust.jpg - 04041: Pikes Peak or Bust … At the start of Pikes Peak Highway … June 2007 -- Pikes Peak, Colorado
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-santas01.jpg - 04046: North Pole - Home of Santa
/images/133/2007-06-22-pikes-santas02.jpg - 04047: North Pole - Home of Santa
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Notes:
• In 1891 US Board on Geographic Names officially removed apostrophes from geographic names, and "Pike's Peak" became "Pikes Peak".
Pikes Peak Highway -
Mile 3: Crowe Gulch with a hiking trail.
Mile 6: Crystal Reservoir reflecting Pikes Peak and overlook trail leading to a souvenir shop, row boat rental and fishing
Mile 13: Glen Cove - Ranger talk.
Mile 17: Bighorn Sheep Overlook - alpine panorama view.
Mile 19: Summit - restaurant, gifts and views.
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