Ever thought about hiking a Fourteener? This is the experience for you! We will meet at the CRAGS/Devil's Playground trailhead. From there we will ascend the 12.6 mile out and back trail to the 14,115 ft. Summit of Pikes Peak. Along the way take time throughout the hike to enjoy the picturesque scenery, and snap a few drone photographs (weather permitting.) Enjoy the variety of ecosystems over the 5,000 ft. evaluated climb. Throughout the lower portion of the trail we will enjoy the thick evergreen & aspen forests, as well as the peaceful flowing of 4 mile creek. Be captivated by the breathtaking views of Colorado once we pierce the tree-line, and move into more exposed conditions. Enjoy the truly unique rock formations of Devil's Playground, and take in the amazing view looking towards the west from the mountain. Continue to the most difficult obstacle of the climb, the boulder field! Upon a successful traverse of the field you will experience the accomplishment that comes with reaching the summit in a way that very few people in this world will ever get a chance! Conquer Pikes Peak, America's Mountain!
I am an avid outdoor enthusiast, adventure seeker, and survivalist! I am a four time finisher of the Chicago Marathon, and have summitted Pikes Peak more than a dozen times. This has given me an intricate knowledge of the trail, and what it will take to get us to the top! This experience will allow us to make quick work of the level two boulder field located towards the top. For many new to the summit this area can lead to a chaotic scramble that will zap energy, and mental focus. My down home southern charm, and level of outdoor skill will ensure a successful & entertaining hike!
Miscellaneous snack Guide will pack a variety of snacks. Mostly protein bars, granola, and/or trail mix.
Electrolyte Water A Camelbak hydration backpack, or similar will be provided for your use.
2nd backpack upon request Guide will pack first aid kit w/ oxygen drops & bear spray. Drone photography will be offered by…
Along the route we will enjoy a natural running stream. At several points, weather permitting, Drone photography will be offered to capture this breathtaking experience! Upon summitting, we will enjoy views from on top of the world, and accommodations that can be purchased at the Summit House. We will be hiking to the top of Pike's Peak, America's Mountain, via Crags trailhead and Devil's Playground.
This is a very challenging hike that is not for the average person. Being physically fit will play a large part in your ability to summit Pikes Peak. You will need to hike with your gear & water.
Guided Hike to Summit Pikes Peak