Near Colorado Springs | Challenging | 7,500 Ft. Gain
Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains within the Pike National Forest, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County in the United States of America. Pikes Peak is the easternmost fourteen thousand foot peak in the United States.
Originally called “El Capitán” by Spanish settlers, the mountain was renamed Pike’s Peak after Zebulon Pike, Jr., an explorer who led an expedition to the southern Colorado area in 1806.
At 14,110 feet, it is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet above mean sea level, and rises 8,400 feet above the city of Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak is a designated National Historic Landmark.
For accurate trail information, pick up Pocket Pals Trail Map #6, Pikes Peak Area