Pike’s Peak

Over the July 4th weekend while Amy was here visiting, we drove up to the top of Pike’s Peak.  The kids had never been before, and it had been years since Kenny and I visited.  A few years ago the summit house and visitor’s center were remodeled so we thought it was a good time to drive up.  

The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day.  We left fairly early in the morning and had an 8:00-10:00 am gate arrival time.  Typically you want to summit before noon to avoid any afternoon thunderstorms moving in.  We began the drive up and it was spectacular.  

There are many places to stop along the way and explore.  This was one of two stops we made on the way up.  

Back on the road for more beautiful views.

Colorado Springs in the distance

Our second stop was to see mama and baby bighorn sheep.  In many of the photos, they blend into the landscape and are difficult to spot.  

On the road again, nearing the summit.

Our first spotting of the Cog Railway – another means of transportation to the top

We made it!  

Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

The words to America the Beautiful were penned at the top of Pike’s Peak by Katherine Lee Bates

Looking out at Colorado Springs, zoomed in, you can spot Garden of the Gods

The views from the top were simply breathtaking.  God’s majesty is certainly displayed from the highest mountain to the smallest flower. 

Psalm 97:1-6
The Lord Reigns

 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;
    let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
    and burns up his adversaries all around.
His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,

    and all the peoples see his glory.

1 thought on “Pike’s Peak

  1. What amazing pictures. Yes, this is God’s majesty at it’s finest! Thanks for sharing! How beautiful! Loved the bighorn sheep, yes they do blend in the landscape…I almost missed them, except for your close up photo! Great memories!

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