Live in the Colorado Springs area? Then this is the must-do peak challenge for you. Includes Pikes Peak and other lesser known local classic peaks lying within 30 or so miles of Colorado Springs. Special thanks to peakery member telemarkdude for help creating this challenge.


Highest peak

Pikes Peak

14,115 ft / 4,302 m

Most prominent peak

Pikes Peak

5,530 ft / 1,685 m

Most summited peak

Pikes Peak

228 summits

Most difficult peak

Pikes Peak

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 1 peak

Top climbing months

July   17%

August   16%

June   16%

"A challenging hike/run combo. I visited St Mary's Falls first. Then I climbed to Stove Mt peak and then dropped back down onto the Mt Rosa Trail. I had to abort my Mt Rosa attempt due to a severe lightning storm that quickly dropped in. It did make for a fast run back to my car 4 miles away. " - Stove Mountain, garydavidsonruns, Sep 5, 2018
"Beautiful day for a hike to the summit of Pikes Peak. Sun was out zero precipitation but High winds and cold made taking pictures challenging and undesirable. I started out from the Crags trail head to summit Pikes via Devils playground at 6AM and made it to the summit by 9:05AM as the day warmed up I managed to ditch my gloves and take some pictures on the way back to the trail head. Completion time was just after 12:00 noon. So it was about three hours up and three hours down. " - Pikes Peak, jouv236, Apr 30, 2018
"Getting to the trail head you take the road for Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp off of Colorado Highway 67. From there you go about 4 miles to the trail head which is on the left side of the road. The trail to the summit makes use of the Ring the Peak Trail. The path is heavily traveled and should be easy to follow. Gorgeous 360 degree views from the summit. " - Raspberry Mountain, jouv236, Apr 19, 2018
"Had the pleasure to hike and summit with my buddy Kyle. It was his first 14er summit, after several attempts. It was the best day for hiking Pike's. We hiked out of the Craigs Campground. Made it an out and back in about 8 hours. We had to dredge though some snow, but not much, just enough to make it sloppy. Enjoyed the hot chocolate and the donuts at the top." - Pikes Peak, Brandon-Shinsplint-, Jun 17, 2017
"This hike was awesome! We started at at 11:00am the trail head for St. Mary's Falls and then broke off the trail to head up the next 3 miles to Mt. Rosa. My legs were cramping at the top but the view was so worth it. We got to the top around 2:30pm after the 7 mile trip up. The sky was super blue and clear. We came back down the mountain in a hurry and that was really fun. We ended up trailblazing to save some time. Great hike and the view was great. A total of 14 miles" - Mount Rosa, kylerlarose, Sep 5, 2016