Elevation: 14,110 ft
GPS: 38.841, -105.043 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: mr.14er on Jul 10, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is a very popular and crowded peak, but it has some fun rock, snow, and ice climbs. According to the literature passed out at the toll gate, it is the most visited mountain in North America. It has a phenomenonally well maintained road up to its summit. It is the 31st highest peak in Colorado.

Getting There

There are many ways to get there, but the most popular is Manitou Springs.

For most folks, you'll get to Colorado Springs on I-25. Then, head west on US 24. Pass Manitou Springs. You will see a sign on the south for Pike's Peak a short distance further west. The toll gate is 7,800 feet in elevation. The summit is 14,110 feet.

Note, it is 19 miles up the toll road to the summit, so make sure you have enough fuel.

Points of Interest / Altitudes

MM 2: Camera Point: overlooks Ute Pass, US 24, and Cascade, 8220'.
MM 3: Crowe Gulch, 1st view of Pike's Peak, 8540'.
MM 3.5: Have you seen Bigfoot?
MM 6: Crystal Reservoir, 9160'.
MM 9.5: Halfway Picnic Ground, 9930'.
MM 10.5: Brown Bush: views of Tarryall Mtns., Mt. Princeton, Mt. Evans, 10,000'.
MM 11: views of N. Catamount, S. Catamount, & Crystal Reservoirs.
MM 11.5: Ski area, 10,600'.
MM 13: Glen Cove, 11,440'.
MM 14: Elk Park, 11,800'.
MM 16: Devil's Playground, views of "Switchbacks", Pikes Peak Reservoirs, Platte River Valley north to the Continental Divide, 12,780'.
MM 16.5: Bottomless Pit, view of Sangre De Cristos, Ghost Town Hollow Mine (~1500' below rock wall), 12,760'.
MM 18: Boulder Park, 13,380'.
MM 18.5: Sheep sign.
MM 19: Summit, view that inspired Katherine Lee Bates' "America the Beautiful" in 1893, 14,110'.

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