Pikes Peak from the highway
It was open and the admission fee to drive it was discounted to $10. The catch was that the road was only open to Mile 13 due to high winds. But we said, "why not?" and decided to do it.
Pikes Peak was wearing quite the different look this time around. But it was still just as majestic - maybe even more so in the snow. There were maybe two or three other cars on the road and it was nicely cleared so we had this winter wonderland pretty much to ourselves.
This is at the reservoir at Mile Marker 6. There were signs warning of the danger to stay off the ice. She's standing on a rock above the lake, not on the ice.
We got out of the car at Mile 6 at the Crystal Creek reservoir and the visitor center, which was closed.The wind was whipping like crazy and it was cold! We took some very quick photos and took a bathroom break along with one other family who was braving the wind also.
At the entrance to the road to Pikes Peak is the Pikes Peak Winery. We thought we would stop there for an afternoon glass of wine but they were closing for the day. So we went around the corner to The Wines of Colorado - an eatery with a wine tasting room. We tried the house specialty of French Onion soup - it really hit the spot after (almost) climbing a mountain, albeit by car!
How about you? Have you been to Pikes Peak? In the winter?
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