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Barr Trail

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 11:38, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:35

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Barr Trail is a 12.6-mile trail that climbs about 7,500 feet from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak , with an average grade of 11 percent. Surveyed and constructed by Fred Barr in 1918–21, Barr Trail was the first trail to reach the summit via the mountain’s steep east slope. Today the...

Carrie Welton

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 14:33, last changed on 09/21/2016 - 11:48
Carrie Welton (1842–84) was a relatively well-known socialite and amateur mountaineer who climbed Colorado Fourteeners in the 1880s. When Welton perished during an ill-advised autumn ascent of Longs Peak in 1884, she became the focal point of a national discussion concerning backcountry safety and...

Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
The discovery of gold near present-day Denver in 1858–59 drew thousands of people to present-day Colorado, prompting the political organization of first a US territory and later a state. Many current cities and towns, including Denver , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were founded...

Colorado Springs

Added by yongli on 01/18/2017 - 15:35, last changed on 05/23/2017 - 17:06
Colorado Springs is the second-most populous city in Colorado, with more than 456,000 residents. Located about sixty miles south of Denver at the base of Pikes Peak , it is the county seat of El Paso County and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. Since it was established by...

Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 15:16, last changed on 04/14/2017 - 16:17
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs the 8.9 miles to the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak . The railway is the highest in North America and was built as a tourist attraction in the late nineteenth century. Other cog railways can be found on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and throughout...

Pikes Peak

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 10:46, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
At the southern tip of Colorado’s Front Range , just west of the city of Colorado Springs , Pikes Peak is the most famous mountain in the state. The Fourteener is one of the most important peaks in Colorado history and plays an essential role in the state’s tourism industry. Standing 14,115 feet,...
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