Rising more than 14,000 feet, Pikes Peak has managed to capture the imaginations of all who have spied its impressive summit. Among its more interesting features are the many pink-colored outcrops of Pikes Peak Granite found throughout the massif. Dating back to Precambrian times, Pikes Peak Granite formed as part of a batholith, a large intrusion of molten rock deep within the earth. The rock then cooled very slowly. Perhaps nowhere are these formations more fascinating than in the area known as the Crags. Located on the back, or west, side of the mountain, these fantastical spires of rock are accessible via a short, easy trail.
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Directions to: The Cragsprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||0 ft|
|Season||June to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,100 ft|
|Top Elevation||10,800 ft|
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