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Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Basics

The paved 19-mile (30.5-kilometer) road was built in 1915 and makes Pikes Peak accessible to those who would not normally be able to reach a high-altitude summit. The road also provides access to numerous recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, biking, and boating.xa0 You can visit the peak on a small group tour that departs from Denver and also includes stops to explore the Garden of the Gods and other nearby attractions.

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Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
$139.00 per adult
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Great tour!
Excellent tour with Mason! Highly recommend to family groups. Van ride was comfortable and your commentary was very informative.
jgupta, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Denver

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An Amazing Journey!
Chris_R, Jan 2022
Half-Day Pikes Peak Jeep Tour
It was a beautiful trip up my guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the road and the history of the area. Views from the top were amazing as always!
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Perfect tour
Adriana_L, Dec 2021
Half-Day Pikes Peak Jeep Tour
Truly a amazing experience! One of a kind ! & our tour guide was the best ! We saw amazing sights & took plenty of beautiful photos. Thank you 🙏 I couldn’t have done this with out booking my Jeep tour ! Worth every single penny !
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Amazing views and weather awareness
Adam_C, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
Make sure to be aware of the weather changes while you plan your trip, we were unable to reach the top of like peak due to very high winds. But, it was still an amazing trip with breathtaking views and a ton of information from our driver Gary.
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Amazing day
Janette_W, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
This was an amazing day out and Mason was full of facts and very entertaining. Highly recommend this tour.
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Wonderful trip!
Debra_R, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
Mason was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. This is a wonderful trip with beautiful scenic views and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Denver.
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Breathtaking views, no pun intended !
Shane_A, Nov 2021
Half-Day Pikes Peak Jeep Tour
James was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable about the area. He gave us plenty of time to look around. And a great driver, which we found, is a trait you want going up and down that mountain!
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Loved it!
Stephanie_S, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
It was such a great experience! A very convenient trip- especially for solo exploring! The drive went smooth filled with beautiful views. My tour guide was very knowledgeable, kind and hikarious!
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James was excellent and...
Robert_C, Nov 2021
Half-Day Pikes Peak Jeep Tour
James was excellent and the history was great. Very professional and added value thanks James great Adventure
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Great job , A tour we won’t forget!
Madeline_B, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
The whole trip from start to finish was really great, Mason did an excellent job and was really knowledgeable about the tour. Would highly recommend your company and take the tour again if we visit the.area.
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Pikes Peak
John_Z, Sep 2021
Private Colorado Springs Tour: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
our guide, Brad did a great job. He suggested an additional stop at Red Rocks that was very enjoyable
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A Special one day tour of Pike Peak and Garden of the Gods
Charles_K, Sep 2021
Private Colorado Springs Tour: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
Brad was very friendly and experienced! He went out of his way to accommodate our requests! Brad was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Colorado Springs area.
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Skip the train and ride with James!
adrienne_w, Nov 2021
Half-Day Pikes Peak Jeep Tour
James was the best! This Jeep tour includes stops that you miss by taking the train. There’s no rush and it’s a great opportunity to personalize the trip to create your own memories.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The drive is ideal for outdoor adventure lovers and people who want the summit experience without the mountain climbing.
  • Some visitors may suffer from altitude sickness at the summit or along the way.
  • There are no gas stations along the highway so fuel up in Colorado Springs.
  • Driving the Pikes Peak Highway takes around 2 to 3 hours round trip.
  • Bring a jacket for the cold temperatures at the summit.
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How to Get There

The entrance to the Pikes Peak Highway is west of Colorado Springs and a half-hour south of Denver. It takes about an hour to drive to the start of the highway from the Denver International Airport. If you want to focus on the scenery rather than the road, join a tour that does the driving for you.

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When to Get There

The Pikes Peak Highway is open year-round, snow conditions permitting. The road is gated and the hours when it is open vary based on the season so call ahead to check the current hours and road conditions. Weather on the mountain is erratic and can be different at the base than at the summit. Ranger-led interpretive discussions are offered in the summer.

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Wildcard

Activities along Pikes Peak Highway Visiting Pikes Peak is about much more than just the drive. You can stop to fish at one of the three reservoirs on the mountain (boat rentals are available) or explore the mountain’s many trails. If you are feeling ambitious, hike or cycle to the summit and reward yourself with high-altitude doughnuts at the Summit House.

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