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Pikes Peak
Elevation: 14,110 feet
Mileage: 11 miles
Vertical Gain: 4,100 feet
Route: Crags Trailhead

June 20 - 21st, 2003

Pikes Peak is one of the most famous of the Colorado 14ers. It towers almost 9000 feet above Colorado Springs. The song America The Beautiful was inspired by the views from the summit of Pikes. With a road and a cog railway to the summit, be prepared to share the summit with a lot of people. We decided to hike Pikes from the Crags Trailhead on the northwest side of the mountain. This route is only 11 miles compared to the 26 mile Barr Trail. The photo below is Pikes viewed from the north.

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