14,115 ft / 4,302 m


5,530 ft / 1,686 m


Front Range


217 summits

Top climbing months

August   23%

July   22%

June   20%

Most climbed route

Barr Trail

Class 1


  • 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 for the actual summit in the middle of a talus field beside the parking lot.



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