Visit Pikes Peak

337 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO
(800) 525-2250

Visit Pikes Peak

If you are thinking of visiting Pikes Peak for the first time or even Colorado there are a few things that you should know. Colorado Springs is located 6,035 feet above sea level. Altitude can cause illness in those who are not used to it. Some symptoms of Altitude sickness are headaches, touch of nausea, shortness of breath, or feeling unusually tired. There are a few simple things that can help minimize or even prevent these symptoms.

  • Stay below 7,000 feet the first day (the city of Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level and Canon City is 5,332 feet above sea level)
  • When sightseeing, work your way up to higher altitudes
  • Avoid strenuous exercise the first day
  • Drink more water than usual since your body will dehydrate more quickly
  • Reduce alcohol intake, which has a greater effect at this altitude
  • Avoid salty foods
  • Give your body time to adjust (there is a lot to see and do at the lower altitude levels)

If you follow these simple suggestions, you are sure to enjoy each day of your vacation. If you have any more questions visit our website or give us a call at 1.800.525.2250