Parking lots filled up by noon. I had a reserved slot but I was glad I showed up a little early. The cog train runs year round.
We drove up, but I hiked the last little bit so I’m counting it! This is such an historic mountain. It was really beautiful as well. I was with Melissa.
Via the Y couloir. Way shorter, but a bit more intense!
Parked at the Barr trailhead, walked over to the Incline. Made my way up and moved back to the Barr trail. A few hours later hit the summit, or at least what was once the summit before all the landscaping. Didn't feel like walking back down so I took the train, highly recommend if you're feeling a little lazy. No storms, just a few clouds that afternoon
The easy way: We drove up to Pikes peak. Great views and kind of crowded.
I took the lazy way up and drove to the top. Parking was easy to find, the road wasn't crowded (YMMV, this was on a fall weekday), and construction was pretty much complete. Temps were in the low 40s and windy with occasional hail around 1 pm.
Great hike, a lot quicker than expected given the 14 mile round trip.
Uneventful but very windy!
My first ever 14er back in 2014. Summitted and then a storm hit and my friend and I were able to get the last 2 available seats on the cog railway headed down.
first climbed with Mom and Dad and brother, I have since lost track of the times I've climbed this wonderful mountain and the countless days I've spent on its lower slopes. Just out of town and worlds away.
Harder day than expected, the snowstorm from 2 days prior wrecked havoc on any previous trench from near treeline and beyond. Active construction site on the summit to replace the summit house.
Started half way up at Devil's Playground parking lot. Pretty uneventful. We did see some sheep along the way.
The summit is under construction and takes a lot away from the experience.
Took the easy way up and then ran down to one of the shuttle stops. Beautiful day. Excited to come back and run more some time.
Great run up Pikes, 4.5 hours round trip (but 18 miles because I missed the ONLY fork in the trail & added the entire crag trail to the run. Beautiful peak.
Long climb, distance wise. Not difficult. Beautiful views.
Snowed about a foot or two a few days beforehand and I was apparently the one to break trail. Lost the trail a couple times on the way up. Moderate amount of post-holing to get to the toll road. Never could find the trail after that, so lots of post-holing again. Post-holing while doing the rock scramble was particularly unpleasant. Made the top as the throngs of cars began to arrive for the day. Thankfully, I was able to hitch a ride down to where the trail first intersects the road and eliminate some brutal down-hiking.