America the Beautiful
After a trip to the Summit of Pikes Peak, Katharine Lee Bates wrote a poem that would later become the song “America the Beautiful.”
The Audio Tour of Pikes Peak
Learn more about Pikes Peak by listening to an audio recording.
Fun Facts (and Fiction) about Pikes Peak
Big Foot? An erupting volcano on Pikes Peak? Someone pushed a peanut to the Summit with his nose? You gotta be kidding me!
Geology of Pikes Peak
The mountain is made of pink granite and was “born” about a billion years ago.
Learn about the history of Pikes Peak through this timeline.
Life Zones on Pikes Peak
There are four different Life Zones on Pikes Peak – each with their own unique ecosystem, plants and animals.
Pikes Peak as a National Park? Almost!