Pikes Peak is named for Zebulon Pike, an early explorer. He spotted the 14,110-foot high peak in 1806. Pike tried to climb the mountain, but was turned around by heavy snow at 10,000 feet.
Gateway Rock, Garden of the Gods Park, with Pikes Peak in the distance
Crystal Lake on Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak at sunset
Hairpin curve on Pikes Peak
A swooping switchback curve on the Pikes Peak Highway
Car on Pikes Peak Highway
The Manitou and Pikes Peak cog railroad train
Pikes Peak in early Fall
F-16 fighter pilots flying over Pikes Peak
Castle Rock with Pikes Peak in the distance. Courtesy: Magic Hour Images.