Pikes Peak, also known as “America’s Mountain”, ascends feet above sea level just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Poet Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write “America the Beautiful” after visiting the summit of Pikes Peak in
Pikes Peak Tollroad Scenic Drive - This byway climbs to the top of the world's second most visited mountain summit. Take in the spectacular scenery as the road winds to the top, where the view inspired the song America the Beautiful.
For the Colorado Trip. Kara said: One of my favorite hikes with the boys! Devil's Head Fire Tower Hike in Pikes Peak National Forest (Colorado) - a nice hike up to the tower - about 45 minutes southwest of Denver.