“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Welcome to America’s Mountain

Welcome to America’s Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. Welcome to America’s Mountain Marker
Inscription. Take Your Time and Enjoy Your Trip: Allow at least two hours to make the 38-mile round-trip to the summit and back. Uphill traffic has the right-of-way at all times. Watch for maintenance equipment.
Driving Up: If your engine begins to labor on steeper grades, shift to a lower gear. Shift your automatic transmission manually to stay in a lower gear.
Overheating: If your engine overheats, run it at a fast idle. You may wish to run water on the radiator core from one of the water stations at three, nine, 11, and 13 miles past the Gateway.
Coming Back Down: Use a low gear to allow your engine to brake your vehicle.
Stopping: Whenever possible, use the turnouts provided. If you must stop on the roadway, choose a straight section where your vehicle is clearly visible to the other motorists.
If You Need Help: Pikes Peak Ranger personnel are on duty and patrol the road at all times when the Highway is open. If you have a history of severe cardiac or respiratory problems, we recommend that you do not travel to the summit; Call 684-9138 to reach a Ranger.
Take Care of the Mountain: Dispose of litter in trash receptacles or vehicle litter bags. Never throw pipe ashes or cigar/cigarette butts out of your car window. Build fires only in fireplaces and make sure they are out before you leave.
Location. 38° 54.034′ N, 104° 59.495′ W. Marker is near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pike's Peak Toll Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Crowe Gulch turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forests Without Fire (here, next to this marker); A New Home in the Hills (here, next to this marker); Ute Pass (approx. 0.7 miles away); Well-traveled Water (approx. 2.4 miles away); Test Your Bird I.Q. (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Making of America's Mountain (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Mountain of Many Names (approx. 2.4 miles away); Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado Springs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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