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Conquering America’s Mountain

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Pikes Peak Mountain

Conquering America’s Mountain

Rising 14,115 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak dominates the scenery of Colorado Springs. In fact, it was the very summit that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write "America the Beautiful" when she climbed the purple mountain majesty in 1893.

Ready to climb America’s Mountain yourself? From Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s central location, you have plenty of options to explore. Take a jeep tour for unobstructed views as you drive up the 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway to the summit. Or take a more active approach by hiking or biking the 12-mile Barr Trail with 7,900 feet of sweat-inducing vertical gain! Whichever journey you take, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking alpine vista of mountains, clouds, Garden of the Gods Park, and all of Colorado Springs.