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.

Mountain Management

Pikes Peak as a National Park? Almost!