El Pomar Foundation | Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum

Spencer Penrose was a Philadelphia entrepreneur who moved to Colorado Springs in 1892 and soon after made his fortune through investments in gold and copper. Penrose fell in love with the region and helped to create some of Colorado Springs’ most famous landmarks. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb gallery simulates the numerous switchbacks of the Pikes Peak Highway, offering visitors a feel for the 12.42 mile track winding to the summit of the 14,110 foot mountain. It houses vehicles and equipment from the Hill Climb races, spanning more than a century.

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