Pikes Peak, the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan’s Mount Fuji. Pikes Peak forms a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs. Manitou Springs is just 4 miles west and nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, home for the Pikes Peak Cog railway. Spectacular views of Pikes Peak are found at the Garden of the Gods just 2 1/2 miles from Manitou Springs. At an altitude of 14,110 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks.