GWWO designs a durable yet deferential visitor center for Pikes Peak

In late November 1806, while in Colorado on an expedition to map the length of the Arkansas River, U.S. Army lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike wrote in his journal, “The Grand Peak now appeared at the distance of 15 or 16 miles from us, and as high again as what we had ascended, and would have taken a whole day’s march to have arrived at its base…. I believe no human being could have ascended to its pinical [sic].”

The Grand Peak to which Pike referred was, nonetheless, later named for him. (To the Ute it is known as Tavá kaavi, or Sun Mountain.) The

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