Pikes Peak was the one of the highlights of our road trip for 2014. I have had the advantage in my lifetime to have traveled fairly extensively, and have seen a lot of things. Our initial trip to the Summit of Pike's Peak was one of those epic cross country journey I was on. This place deserves 5 stars! I can say I was really there, America's mountain. For a while I forgot that I'm afraid of heights I was terrified when we made the drive up here the first time, as it was no guard rails on the side of the road. Also I was hit by altitude sickness and had to wait until my nausea/lightheaded passed. I recommend to take your time driving up. Stop as many times as you want to take pictures. Enjoy the crazy change in climate as you ascend thousands of feet in elevation.
Unfortunately we didn't make it to the top that day but we did make it pretty high. Pikes Peak is a must-do for anyone visiting Colorado Springs and wants to see how the mountain terrain changes as you go up to 14,000+ above sea level.
|The 6th National Park in United States that we visited.|
|Yes, Bigfoot is in the Mountain!|
|Devil's Playground. So named because of the way Lightning jumps from rock to rock during a thunderstorm|
|A road reaches the summit, but hikers enjoy no such easy route up. Pikes Peak is one of the America's Most Dangerous Hike because of the amount of Electrical activity and Lightning incident.|
|Thank God for the mountains because it brought us close to the nature.|