Pikeview, Colorado Real Estate Information

Pikeview is a neighborhood in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Pikeview has an elevation of 6247 feet and is located just across Interstate 25 from Pulpit Rock Park. Pulpit Rock Peak stands almost 300 feet in elevation above Pikeview, however Pikeview does not take its name from this peak, but the much larger and more famous Pikes Peak that towers over 1 mile in elevation above Pikeview.

During the early days of the automobile, owners would test the endurance of their newly acquired vehicle by driving to the top of Pikes Peak. Those early cars often did not have fuel pumps and the road to the top was so steep that many drivers found that they had to back up the road to keep gasoline flowing in their horseless carriage.

The last day of June 1891, was the first of many trips up Pikes Peak to the top by the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway, which is still in operation today. Climbing at steep grades of up to 25 percent, the railway uses a cog or rack railway that travels at a maximum speed of 9 miles per hour providing breath taking views. The 8.9 mile round trip takes just over three hours. Trains depart three times per day during summer months and the railway operates year round.

In the lower elevations in Pikeview you may choose to use many of Colorado Springs hiking or biking trails. You will also find many horseback riding trails in the city’s numerous parks. Shopping is readily available at the Cedar Hills Mall or the Citadel Mall as well as many other free standing stores. For dinner try a real chuck wagon supper and stage show at the Flying W. Ranch. Just an hour up Interstate 25 is Denver, home to 8 professional sports teams.