"I am incredibly grateful for the 3 trips I took to Colorado Springs in 2004, 2005, and 2008. The rocky mountains are truly breathtaking - literally when you're standing at the top of a 14.115 foot high peak! Pike's Peak is the one I went up several times. Twice I rode up in a cog railway train. During those trips, the tour guide told us to make sure we breathed deeply at the top because the air is so think up there. I also drove up Pike's Peak with a few other poeple in a van with a bunch of bikes. We rode back down the mountain on the bikes - wheeeee! You need your wits about you but it was the most awesome way to view the scenery."