Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Tours and Tickets

2,507 reviews
Free admission

Just outside of Colorado Springs, the towering Pikes Peak stands as an American icon. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song “America the Beautiful” after surveying the great western lands from atop this very mountain, and today, visitors can enjoy the same view that inspired Bates, looking down across the rolling plains and jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Pikes Peak Toll Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80809

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Sharon_P, Nov 2023
Pikes Peak Tour
James was incredible at communicating. Weather at Pikes Peak constantly changes so you have to be flexible. He kept in touch and let us know our options. Great tour guide! Very personal experience. Weather didn't allow us up to the summit so he added on Garden of the gods. Couldn't have ask for a better experience! Highly recommend!
Nicholas_R, Nov 2023
Pikes Peak / Garden of the Gods Tour
Gator was very knowledgeable. He was also a very good driver and got us safely up and down the 20 mile pikes peak trail as well as to and from union station our starting point. 5 of our 8 hour tour was driving and he also offered a very appropriate playlist during that time. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Betty_S, Oct 2023
We had a good day but we...
We had a good day but we didn’t have enough time on pikes Peak. We had way too much time in manitou springs.
Denise_T, Oct 2023
Pikes peak is breath taking
Christian was a wonderful driver/guide. He made the trip very pleasant and friendly. The Garden of God is amazing! The cog railroad ride was very interesting and pikes peak was breath taking!! We enjoyed our day very much. A must do while in Denver.
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Q:How long do you need for Pikes Peak?
A:If you're driving the scenic drive to the top of Pikes Peak, allow about four hours for an unhurried visit. When taking the Pikes Peak Cog Railway up, you need roughly three hours. Hiking up Pikes Peak takes much longer, and most hikers allow two days to tackle this fourteener.
Q:Where is the best place to see Pikes Peak?
A:High Point Overlook in the Garden of the Gods is the best for Pikes Peak views. You can also see the mountain from the park's trails. Colorado Springs is the easiest urban place to take a gander at Pikes Peak, as its peak is visible from much of the city.
Q:Is there a shuttle to the top of Pikes Peak?
A:Yes, there is a free shuttle that takes visitors up to the top of Pikes Peak. The shuttle collects visitors from two parking lots, at mile markers 7 and 16. It operates due to limited parking spaces at the summit—the result of construction for a new visitor complex.
Q:What is the closest town to Pikes Peak?
A:Manitou Springs is the closest town to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. It is west of Colorado Springs. It provides easy access to these popular attractions and offers mineral springs that you can drink and spas where you can recharge after a day in the mountains.
Q:Can you do Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak in one day?
A:Yes, you can go to both Gardens of the Gods and Pikes Peak in one day as the two attractions are not far from one another near Manitou Springs. Tours that visit both in one day allow you to combine the attractions without worrying about the logistics or timing.
Q:Why is Pikes Peak so famous?
A:Pikes Peak is the most famous of Colorado's mountains and is often called America's Mountain as it has been seen to perfectly represent the scenery of the American West. It also has the world's highest cog railway and for inspiring lyrics to “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates.