Pikes Peak has webcams too

The cog railway stop on the summit of Pikes Peak with Colorado Springs in the distance. (Screenshot late this afternoon.) Click for current view.

Longs Peak is the apple of my eye when it comes to Colorado’s mountains, but to many others Pikes Peak is “the peak.” And there’s a lot to be said for a 14,114-foot peak that travelers can “climb” on foot, by car, or by cog railway.

Oddly enough, until today I’d not thought to look for webcams up there and it seems there are at least two. One faces east with the railway stop in the foreground and Colorado Springs in the distance. The other rotates through a full 360° panorama, pausing every four or five seconds.

As in Rocky Mountain National Park, it appears there’s still a lot of plowing to do to be fully ready for the summer tourist season.

Earlier this afternoon, it was snowing when the train arrived.
One of the views from the rotating camera shows the snowplow that’s been working to clear parking areas on the summit.

8 thoughts on “Pikes Peak has webcams too

    1. Admittedly I have trouble imaging a malamute/husky frolicking in the surf along a sandy beach. Colorado is more nearly their natural habitat. What fun she’d have up here! Next time I’m around one of those cams, I’m likely to wave too, to whomever might be watching.

      Have a great weekend. Looks like it’s going to be a wet one for us.

        1. Won’t be any time soon, I promise.
          Weird storms last night, moved north right along the foothills. Heavy rain, hail, several tornados. Usually that stuff hits out east somewhere. More of the same today.

          1. Saw pix of the tornado…big and wide enough to make a a couple of storm chasers change directions. Once in Estes there were tornado alerts when we were there – quite a storm. Lucky the car wasn’t totally dinged by the hail. There are often storms up high in the afternoon, but that loud one in town was unusual. Stay safe

... and that's my two cents

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