About Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain

Colorado Spring’s top Destination


As the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world, Pikes Peak forms a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. At an altitude of 14,115 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is the 31st highest fourteener out of 54 in Colorado. Pikes Peak is a must-see on your next vacation to the area, but there are so many other things to do in Colorado Springs!

So Many Ways to Explore

Challenge Unlimited Bike Pikes PeakEach year, over a half million people reach the summit house at the top of Pikes Peak by the Pikes Peak Highway or the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Those looking for a little more adventure hike up Barr Trail or bike down the mountain with Challenge Unlimited- Pikes Peak by Bike. Click on the links above to learn more about these great family trips to explore Pikes Peak!

Regardless of your level of adventure, Pikes Peak has something for everyone. The Northslope Recreation Area is a great place to spend time with activities that include bank fishing, non-gasoline powered boating, belly boating, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and scenic enjoyment.

Open year round

train in snow w mntnsThe summit of Pikes Peak is open year-round, depending on the weather conditions. At 14,115 feet, the weather on top of Pikes Peak can change quickly and be 30 to 40 degrees cooler than when you start your journey in Colorado Springs. We encourage you to plan accordingly by packing a jacket, regardless of the season or time of year. Taking a bottle of water and having a full tank of gas are also highly recommended when traveling to the summit. The Summit House has a medical team just in case you experience any high-altitude symptoms like headaches or nausea.

To see the current conditions on the top of Pikes Peak, click here to take a live look at conditions on top of the mountain.

Explore the Pikes Peak Region

Screenshot 2014-03-20 10.03.42The Pikes Peak region is made up of El Paso, Teller and Fremont Counties and includes cities like Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Divide, Cripple Creek, Cañon City and many smaller towns in between.

Located just 60 short miles South of Denver, the area can be easily accessed by Denver International Airport (DIA) or the really convenient Colorado Springs Airport (COS) that offers non-stop service from several destinations like Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Seattle. Save time and money flying straight to Colorado Springs and get out fun attractions faster!

Experience Pikes Peak & More

Garden of the Gods Visitors Center ProfileThe Pikes Peak region is made up Pikes Peak and so many more attractions for you and your family to explore both indoors and out. From caves to rafting, horseback riding to high-flying thrills, we’ve found the best family-fun, museums, arts & culture, adventure and free family fun for you and your family. To find out which attractions are perfect for your next family vacation to Colorado Springs:

click here to enter the adventure matrix


Pikes Peak Country Attractions has two easy ways for you to save money:

There’s Always Something Going on!

With major events, festivals and parades throughout the year, we can help you start planning your best family vacation yet! The Pikes Peak Region is home to some of the most spectacular events around like:

We have insider information and money-saving coupons for you and your family so you can save money and do more while your here.

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