While Pike’s Peak is not the tallest peak in the nation, it certainly is the most popular. Sitting at 14,110 feet above sea level, Pike’s Peak is renowned, across the globe, for the hiking. Each year, people from all over the world travel to Colorado Springs to complete the Pikes Peak Marathon. It is 13 miles up the mountain and 13 miles down. But, if you are not into hiking, there are exhilarating options for you as well. There is a drive up to the summit of Pike’s Peak that takes about 3 hours. The views of the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs and the beautiful horizon are recognized, internationally. For information on lodging, food and activities at Pike’s Peak, visit their website at http://www.pikes-peak.com/.
Pike’s Peak National Forest
El Paso, Colorado