Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains within the Pike National Forest, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County in the United States of America.  Pikes Peak is the easternmost fourteen thousand foot peak in the United States.

Originally called "El Capitán" by Spanish settlers, the mountain was renamed Pike's Peak after Zebulon Pike, Jr., an explorer who led an expedition to the southern Colorado area in 1806. 

At 14,110 feet, it is one of Colorado's 54 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet above mean sea level, and rises 8,400 feet above the city of Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Photos: You can also view great photos of Pikes Peak at https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=pikes%20peak

Video: View a video of Pikes Peak at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDVemGcpkdc

TripAdvisor Reviews: Reviews of the trail by tourists and locals alike http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33364-d104028-Reviews-Pikes_Peak-Colorado_Springs_El_Paso_County_Colorado.html

The POCKET PALS hiking / climbing map for Pikes Peak includes 7 routes: East Slopes (Barr Trail), Northwest Slopes (Crags), Bottomless Pit, Rumdoodle Ridge, Railroad Couloir, Y Couloir and the Heizer (Trail 638) approach.


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