Pikes Peak


Pikes Peak

geographical name \ˈpīks\

Definition of PIKES PEAK

mountain 14,110 feet (4301 m) E cen Colorado at S end of Front Range

Pikes Peak

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

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.

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