Posted by : Muhammad Khalid Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains within Pike National Forest, 10 mi west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County in the United States of America. Originally called "El Capitan" by Spanish explorers, the mountain was renamed Pike's Peak after Zebulon Pike, Jr., an explorer who led an expedition to the southern Colorado area in 1806. The Arapaho name is heey-otoyoo’ ("long mountain"). At 14,115 feet, it is one of Colorado's 54 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet above mean sea level, and rises 8,000 ft above downtown Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak is a designated National Historic Landmark. Pikes Peak is the easternmost fourteen thousand foot peak in the United States, located 10 miles west of the city of Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak is composed of a characteristic pink granite called Pikes Peak granite.  Source

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