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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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