A new biography explores the life and times of Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote “America the Beautiful” after an 1893 excursion to the top of Pikes Peak.
Six new pieces reflect on a patriotic favorite written after a trip to the top of Pikes Peak.
- City officials say that the U.S. Forest Service's ban on new uses does not apply since people have been using the mountain to stargaze since the 1800s.Read more
- City officials say people have been using the mountain to stargaze since the 1800s.Read more
- The summit of Pikes Peak could host a public observatory alongside its souvenirs and high-altitude donuts.Read more
The area was closed to the public in 1913 after it was deeded to Colorado Springs by the federal government for watershed protection.