Six years ago, we took the girls up Pikes Peak ~ but neither of them remember it and Samuel wasn't even born yet! It was definitely worth the repeat trip, plus after living here almost 30 years, my Mom hadn't ridden the train to the top either! Of course, you can also drive up which she has done several times but I don't think any of us would recommend that!
My Dad wore his Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent shirts - can you believe people really run to the top and/or both up and down? Not for me, thanks!
We had fun watching the yellow-bellied marmots shown above and yes, that is SNOW! It was 27 degrees at the top and our children seemed most interested in playing in the snow. Super cute.
While at the top, you must have a yummy donut too and we had hot chocolate to warm up!
We sang America the Beautiful quite a few times that day as we remembered the visit Katherine Lee Bates took up the mountain and its inspiration to write the beloved song.