Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pikes Peak Highway Views

Coming back to Colorado for this week's Scenic Sunday entry, here are some views from the Pikes Peak Highway taken last September. You can drive all the way to the top (elevation 14,110 feet, or approximately 4.3 km above sea level). My little Toyota Corolla which has been driven 180,000 miles (approximately 290,000 km) has been to the top more than once.
A trip to the top of Pikes Peak is one of the must-do things for visitors to Colorado Springs, either by driving, taking the Cog Railway, or if you're ambitious and in good shape, hiking up the Barr Trail (13 miles one way with a lot of elevation gain).

12 comments:

  1. Ooh, your pictures make me want to drive up to the top again.
    Something I remember from fifty years ago is vending machines for oxygen at the top of Pike's Peak.

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  2. So gorgeous! And your captures are superb as always, Al! Wow! What a place it is! A sense of endless space! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Give Socks a pat from Sam and me!

    Sylvia

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  3. DIOS| QUE BELLEZA! GRACIAS POR TUS FOTOS. BESOS Y FELIZ FIN DE SEMANA AMIGO

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  4. Incredible views! I love the river of trees in the last pic.

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  5. Spectacular scenery and very beautiful !!!!!!!!!

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  6. Wow. Stunning shots. I love all the photos beautiful scenery. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Whoa, lovely view. We too went up the peak some time in 2007. Good capture for Scenic Sunday! :)

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  8. Such a perfect weather to visit this spectacular place :)

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  9. Perfect post for Scenic Sunday. I love you post. It only shows how great thou art the work of God. Happy Scenic Sunday. Please try to visit my entry.Thanks

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  10. · Fantastic peaks, I love mountains. Here, we have Picos de Europa. one of the post interesting placen all over the world.

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    CR & LMA
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  11. 'A lot of elevation gain' masks the pain of a bloomin' steep climb. I imagine you would have to be fit for 13 miles uphill. The views are stunning, tho. Personally I would be attracted by the cog railway, and bless the person whose inspiration it was.

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