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Pike's Peak

Colorado Springs, Colorado
County of El Paso.
Pike National Forest
National Register Number: 66000245
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - natural feature. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CO-5 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: In Pike National Forest, www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Discovered by explorer Zebulon Pike in 1806, though long familiar to Indians and Spaniards, the peak has an elevation of 14,110 feet. It was first climbed in 1820. During the 19th century, "Pike's Peak or Bust" became a familiar rallying cry for those heading west, and over the years it has assumed the role of a virtual icon of western exploration and settlement.

There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no changes indicated

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