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Pikes Peak, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > South Central
4 of 5 by 1
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 12.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 14,043 feet
Elevation Gain 7,510 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 37.63
Interest Peak
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
33  2016-07-12
Pikes Peak Pumpkin loop
4  2015-09-12
Barr Trail #620
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:16am - 5:07pm
1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
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French Creek Trail #703
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Manitou Reservoir Trail #638
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Horsethief Falls Trail #704B
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Mount Manitou 9429
4.5 mi away
Severy Creek Trail #661
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Devil's Playground Trail
4.6 mi away
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The Crags Trail #644
4.7 mi away
2.0 mi
604 ft
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Overview: Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 10 miles (16 km) west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. It is named for Zebulon Pike, an explorer who led an expedition to the southern Colorado area in 1806. At 14,110 feet (4,301 m), it is one of Colorado's 54 fourteeners. Drivers race up the mountain in a famous annual race called the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. An upper portion of Pikes Peak is a federally designated National Historic Landmark. Much of the fame of Pikes Peak is due to its location near the eastern edge of the Rockies. Unlike most other similarly tall mountains in Colorado, it serves as a visible landmark for many miles to the east, far into the Great Plains of Colorado. As one drives south on Interstate 25 towards the city of Colorado Springs, it comes into view from a distance of more than 130 miles (210 km). On a clear day, the peak can be seen from Denver (over 60 miles (97 km) north), and from locations near the Kansas border to the east. Pikes Peak is made of a characteristic pink granite, called Pikes Peak granite. The pink color is due to a large amount of potassium feldspar. The granite was formed by an igneous intrusion in the Pre-Cambrian, approximately 1.05 billion years ago, during the Grenville orogeny.


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