The dominant background feature in Colorado Springs is Pike's Peak. Zebulon Pike who discovered it in 1806, never made it to the top (14,100 feet). But we did!
Pike's Peak in May
Of course, we had a little help that didn't exist in 1806. We rode to the top on the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway. This Cog Railway was opened in 1891 and is the highest railway in North America and the highest cog (or rack) railway in the world. The pictures directly below show what the train looks like on a typical climb. Our trip took place during a snow storm.
Looking out the window of the train on the way up
remember, this was in May
Standing at the top - 14,100 feet
The North Face of Pike's Peak
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The Cog Railway
Live Pictures from Pike's Peak Cam
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