Pikes Peak Highway:
One of the most iconic Colorado experiences is driving up Pikes Peak HighwayThe experience of driving up Pikes Peak. Whether you’re exploring Pikes Peak Colorado for the views from the top or the experiences along the way, you’re bound to have some unforgettable experiences. There’s a lot more to the Pikes Peak drive than meets the eye. Driving up Pikes Peak Colorado is one of the most thrilling experiences in the state.
Admission: $4 to $40 depending on the season and number of passengers in your vehicle
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America.It is 14000 feet elevated from the sea level and designated as one of the National Historic Landmarks. The color of the pikes peak is due to a large amount of potassium feldspar. The safe and scenic Pikes Peak Highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy 19 miles of mountain terrain. It usually takes hours to reach there depending on the weather. But always be cautious while you choose to ride there as it is steep. Natural landscapes showcasing impressive mountain peaks, red rock formations and lifetime experiences for the entire family.
Day 1: We reached Denver with my family and friends' family at night. Picked up a rental car! We stayed at a hotel near Aurora. The next morning we rented a car and drove to Colorado springs. Anyone also can use other riding options to reach there. We spent the whole day sightseeing and hiking. If you want, you also can take the shuttle loop trip with a guide (around $17 for guide). The shuttle loop brings visitors from the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center to Juniper Way Loop, which connects to a trail to the Central Garden. The shuttle, which operates from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., also stops at the Overflow Parking Area and at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
Next day we headed to the Chatfield Reservoir. Great area with lots of outdoor activities available. From water recreation, biking, hiking, camping and more this place has great views, is well maintained. We had our picnic and relaxing day.
- Best time in midsummer
- Bring enough water and sunscreen.
- If you are a hiking lover, please get the map from the visitor center
- Bring warm clothes or layers. Higher elevated place is much colder
- Watch out for Rattlesnakes, wear comfy shoes if you love walking
- Be prepared to give it a "brake and do not exceed speed Limit.
- Bring dry food and snacks