Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is a famous Colorado 14er in the Front Range. Much of its fame is due to its location along the eastern edge of the Rockies, serving as a visible landmark far into the Great Plains. The standard Class 1 route is the 13 mile Barr Trail from Manitou Springs. Don't expect solitude at the summit -- an auto road and cog railway bring bevies of tourists to the elaborate summit building. Drivers race up the road in a famous annual race called the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The peak is also the annual site of the Pikes Peak Marathon on the Barr Trail. For purists, look to tag the actual summit in the middle of a talus field beside the parking lot.

Pikes Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

203 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jul 11, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are auto road, Barr Trail and Crags Trail .

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Routes Used trails & approaches

18% auto road

15% Barr Trail

15% Crags Trail

11% Cog Railway

9% Barr Trail to summit via Barr camp and A-Frame

8% The Road

6% Northwest Slopes

5% we took the Cog-rail down

2% Bar Camp Trail to A-Frame, then straight up the face to the summit house.

2% Trail from Devils Playground

2% Crags Trail

0% Motorcycle up the Pikes Peak Highway.

0% Pikes Peak Highway.

0% Biked down road

0% Aerial Tram


  • scott scott
    commented on Jul 10, 2010
    See more about the Pikes Peak Marathon here: <a href=\http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/\">pikespeakmarathon.org</a> Will be held Aug 21-22, 2010"
  • lisadealy lisadealy
    commented on May 31, 2015
    This one we do about every 10 years.

SNAPSHOTedit info


14,115 ft / 4,302 m


5,530 ft / 1,686 m

Height Rank Range

Front Range


Colorado, United States

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