View your list of saved words. (You can log in using Facebook.)
Mountain peak, eastern Colorado, U.S. It is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, near Colorado Springs. At 14,110 ft (4,301 m) in height, it is known for the panoramic view from its summit. It was discovered in 1806 by U.S. explorer Zebulon Pike. The view from it is said to have inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful in 1893.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on Pikes Peak, visit Britannica.com.