Southwest Rises The Summit of Pikes Peak

Southwest Rises The Summit of Pikes Peak (HM2NZ)

Location: Larkspur, CO 80118 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 13.792', W 104° 52.723'

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This mountain, 14,110 feet above the sea and the most celebrated peak in America, is named for the explorer, Capt. Zubulon M. Pike, who saw it first in 1806. He attempted to climb it, failed and reported it unclimbable. Ascended in 1820 by Dr. Edwin James, a later explorer. A cog railway reached the summit in 1890 and a highway, in 1915. Motor races up the peak are held annually. The resort city of Colorado Springs, founded 1871, nestles at its foot where the first town called Colorado stood years earlier. The U. S. Air Force Academy rises ten miles north.

Pikes Peak is famed for its history and conspicuous position. Colorado contains more than fifty mountains over 14,000 feet high.
HM NumberHM2NZ
Placed ByColorado Deptartment of Highways
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 510468 N 4342292
Decimal Degrees39.22986667, -104.87871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.792', W 104° 52.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 47.52" N, 104° 52' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)720, 303, 719
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132-134 US-85, Larkspur CO 80118, US
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