Pikes Peak

(Cascade CO)
My route took me around Pikes Peak, allowing me to see it from the west, north, and east. All viewpoints were at a distance, so it didn’t seem much different than the other mountains near it.

East View of Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak from the East

Considered taking the cog rail train to the top; but, it was booked solid for weeks. Driving the steep, winding, tollroad up, was not a good option. I felt it would be too much of a strain on Tardis.

Pikes Peak from the North

North side of Pikes Peak

So, I settled for a few photos from afar. Had I come earlier in the spring, it would likely have been snow capped. Such views would have properly shown off its 14,115ft height.

West of  Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak seen from the West

While not the tallest or most impressive peak in North America, it is one of the best known. Although I was disappointed to miss riding the train up to the top, I was still glad to have seen “America’s Mountain”.

Camp: Holbrook Lake SWA boondock
Scene: Mountain


6 Responses to Pikes Peak

  1. Judie Ashford August 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    I don’t always have anything to say, but do enjoy looking at your blog posts and photos.

    Virtual hugs,

    • Pleinguy August 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

      That’s OK Judie. I appreciate that you follow the journey and leave comments.

  2. Bradford Harris August 8, 2016 at 12:04 am #

    Pike’s Peak is beautiful. I’ve been there a couple of times, the last being in 1989. It’s a good call that you didn’t drive Tardis up there. I took a little Honda CRX up and back… Then replaced the front brake rotors when I got home. 🙂

    These are beautiful pictures, as always! — VT

    • Pleinguy August 8, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      Thanks for that info Brad. Good to know I made the correct decision for Tardis.

  3. Martha August 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    I was in Colorado Springs in the 1990’s for a big family get together; my sister and her husband drove up Pike’s Peak, and she got very sick and disoriented.

    • Pleinguy August 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

      I’ve heard that happens to a lot people due to the thin air. They sell oxygen bottles at the top for that reason.

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