David Hill

The New Pikes Peak Visitor Center Hopes To Match The Grandeur Of The View

The view from the top of Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful” in the summer of 1893. But if you’ve ever been to the summit, you know that the visitor center hardly matches the grandeur of America’s Mountain. Built in 1963, it’s cramped, outdated and, well, ugly. After years of planning, a new $56 million Summit House is under construction.