At the summit of Pikes Peak, Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to pen the lines to her most famous poem, "America the Beautiful." She was overwhelmed by the sights of vast, open skies, planted fields, and the majestic Rocky Mountains.
You will learn this and more when you take the Cog Railway to the top of Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs, CO.
The ride to the top takes about an hour, you can stay and visit at the gift center at the top, make sure to try the altitude donouts they are awesome!
Some, like myself, may experience altitude sickness at the top (I mean it's only over 14,000 feet up for heaven's sake) including, dizziness, nausea, and weakness in the legs. After a few minutes you adjust t...Read More