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The Pikes Peak region is a high elevation destination, starting from Colorado Springs at 6,035 feet above sea level. The places you may want to explore go up from there, all the way to the summit of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, at over 14,000 feet! So, if you are coming from a lower elevation, it is wise to “acclimate” to being at higher elevation before taking on more strenuous or higher elevation activities. You may want to explore “town” (Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Canon City, etc.) for a couple of days before your more adventurous exploration. At the very least, take plenty of water and consider some cans of oxygen, available at local retailers, in case you or a family member shows signs of altitude sickness.

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