How To Drive Up Pikes Peak Mountain In Colorado
Pikes Peak is located in Cascade, Colorado near Colorado Springs
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Pikes Peak Highway is 19 miles long with 162 turns and switchbacks
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Rangers keep the roads clear even in the winter.
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There are many safe pull-offs on each side of the highway to stop, take photos, and admire the mountain view.
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When driving down the mountain, downshift, don't ride your brakes, and stop at the rangers' brake check.
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Take the cog railway by Pikes Peak Regional Attractions for a relaxing ride up Pikes Peak.
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Begin driving up Pikes Peak at mile marker 0 at the toll booth entrance. It is $15 or $10 (off peak season).
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Watch out for Big Foot at mile marker 4.
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Grab a photo pointing to Pikes Peak at the Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center at mile marker 6.
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Stop at Bottomless Pit, Switch Station, or Bighorn Sheep Pullouts near mile marker 17.
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Reach the summit of Pikes Peak!
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Grab a donut from Pikes Peak Regional Attractions, specially designed to be baked and consumed at high altitude.
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Enjoy the beautiful view and have a safe drive down Pikes Peak
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