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A trip to Pike"s Peak & notes along the way

being descriptive of incidents and accidents that attended the pilgrimage of the country through Kansas and Nebraska; Rocky Mountains; mining regions; mining operations, etc., etc

by Charles M. Clark

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Published by Western Reflections Pub. Co. in Lake City, Colo .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Updated ed. of A trip to Pike"s Peak and notes by the way, published in Chicago in 1861.

Other titlesTrip to Pike"s Peak and notes along the way, Trip to Pike"s Peak & notes by the way
Statementby C.M. Clark ; edited by P. David & Jan Smith
ContributionsSmith, P. David, Smith, Jan
LC ClassificationsF780 .C62 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination197 p. :
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24578232M
ISBN 109781932738797
LC Control Number2009517038

Get an early start as afternoon storms are common in the summer. If you want to take it easy.. do it as a camp over one night at Barr Cabin. Round trip distance is about 26 miles, so be prepared for a long day. Pikes Peak ranks as 31st highest in Colorado, but is certainly 97%(65). Dec 20,  · Basically, if you're closer to Colorado Springs, you should do Pikes Peak. If you're closer to Denver, do Mt. Evans. However, if you're looking for a personal opinion, I would pick Mt. Evans. The road up Mt. Evans is paved all of the way to the top, but there are no conveniences (except for a few simple restrooms) at the top. THE HISTORY OF THE RIDE UP PIKES PEAK As legend has it, Zalmon Simmons, the inventor and founder of Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Company, decided in the late s that donkeys were no longer the best way to make your way to the top of Pikes Peak. This idea spurred the Pikes Peak Railway Company to Continue reading "History". Barr Trail is a mile (21 km) trail in the Pike National Forest that begins in Manitou Springs, Colorado and ends at the Pikes Peak summit. The high elevation trail with a long sustained grade is rated more difficult by the U.S. Forest Service. With a 7, feet (2, m) elevation gain to reach the summit, the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau states that it is an advanced trail Location: Colorado, United States.

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A trip to Pike"s Peak & notes along the way by Charles M. Clark Download PDF EPUB FB2

Go on a scenic drive up Pikes Peak Highway, or hop on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. These will get you to the top in about an hour and a half. Including the drive back down, plan at least three hours for the drive. Probably more, to account for all of the photo opps along the way and at the top.

Get this from a library. A trip to Pike's Peak & notes by the way, etc. [Charles M Clark]. A trip to Pike's Peak and notes by the way: with numerous illustrations, being descriptive of incidents and accidents that attended the pilgrimage of the country through Kansas and Nebraska, Rocky Mountains, mining regions, mining operations, etc., etc.

Pikes peak is easy to reach. Pikes Peak is in Colorado, fairly close to one of the state’s largest cities, Colorado Springs. There’s lot to do and see in and around Colorado Springs, so if you’re planning a trip to Pikes Peak, make sure you include at least a couple of days for some sightseeing around town.

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Plan for at least 3 hours if you’re driving, 4 if you’re taking a Jeep or shuttle tour, or more if you plan to hike, fish. Pikes Peak ranks 31st in elevation amongst Colorado’s 54 “Fourteeners” with a peak of A trip to Pikes Peak & notes along the way book, feet. From its summit you can see 5 states (Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and New Mexico) and it was the inspiration for America the Beautiful after Katherine Lee Bates visited the peak.

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In the summer, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway takes passengers on a 3 ½-hour trip to the mountaintop for jaw-dropping views of the green aspens and pine trees and those brilliant blue skies that Colorado is known for.

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You can cruise over to the lakes, stop off at the strange half-trees or take it all the way to the top. Mar 13,  · Pikes Peak: Pikes Peak - Road to the Clouds - See 6, traveler reviews, 4, candid photos, and great deals for Colorado Springs, CO, at TripAdvisor. I take a lot of pictures and so I was constantly stopping along the way to take pictures.

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Their route took them across the Missouri River and westward to Fort Kearny in central Nebraska Territory, then along the Platte River to the junction of the two forks, where they followed the. The world-famous, year old Pikes Peak Cog Railway (the highest railway in North America) recently ceased operations indefinitely for repairs, but you can still hike to the top of ‘America’s Mountain’.

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Aug 20,  · Somewhat terrifying drive to milepost 16, where in Aug '19 you are required to take a shuttle the remainder of the way to the top. Shuttles were also available at 7 and 13, but we chose to drive ourselves as far as we could to be able to stop for pictures along the way.5/5(K).

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