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Pikes Peak,

14,110 ft (4,301 m) high, central Colo., in the Front Range of the Rocky Mts.; discovered by U.S. explorer Zebulon PikePike, Zebulon Montgomery,
1779–1813, American explorer, an army officer, b. Lamberton (now part of Trenton), N.J. He joined the army (c.1793) and was commissioned second lieutenant in 1799.
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 in 1806. There are many higher peaks in the Rockies, but this is the best known and most conspicuous because of its location on the edge of the Great Plains. At its eastern base is Colorado Springs; to the north is Denver. Its summit, generally snow covered, is reached by a cog railroad and a highway.

Pikes Peak

a mountain in central Colorado, in the Rockies. Height: 4300 m (14 109 ft.)
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