elev: 14,110 ft
31st tallest fourteener
Named after Zebulon Pike who first documented the mountain while climbing it in 1806.
Hiking: road to the topThe most visited mountain in North America (second in the world after Japan's
Pikes PeakHighway, 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 Peakwas a symbol of Colorado's Gold Rush in 1859 with a slogan "
Pikes Peakor Bust".
In 1891 US Board on Geographic Names officially removed apostrophes from geographic names, and "Pike's Peak" became "Pikes Peak".
Pikes Peak Highway -