Thinking of taking a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak? Experiencing the views at the top is a classic Colorado bucket-list item. And at 14,115 ft, it is literally a breathtaking experience. But the journey to the top is a huge part of the fun. So make sure you choose wisely! Check out the reviews and photos below to decide which option is best for you, the Pikes Peak highway or railway?
In 2014, I climbed my very first 14er. (for you non-Coloradans, that’s a mountain peak with a summit above 14,000 feet)! As I reminisce on that awesome, challenging and emotional experience, I can’t help but laugh at how utterly unprepared Buddy and I were. It was a beautiful and unforgettable experience, filled with wildflowers and gorgeous views. But it definitely would have been way more enjoyable had we not made the 5 major first-time 14er mistakes, listed below.