From midsummer to midwinter in an hour, is a trip on the Cog Road from Manitou to the top of Pike's Peak. Here, at an altitude of 14,109 feet, is the old observatory of the United States Signal Service, one of the highest in the world, now used as a terminal depot by the railroad company. To the west are the mighty Rockies, the "backbone of the continent," while for 200 miles to the north and the east, the eye may sweep the plains. A sunrise scene from this spot becomes the memory of a life time. This is the most widely known throughout the world of all mountain peaks.
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