from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain, 4,303.6 m (14,110 ft) high, in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado. It was discovered in 1806 by Zebulon M. Pike and is noted for the spectacular view from its summit.
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- n. a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high)
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Pikes Peak had been visible ahead for hours; now they could see its base.
Returning in 1894 from an inspiring trip to Pikes Peak in Colorado, a minor New England poet named Katharine Lee Bates wrote a verse she titled “America.”