Pikes Peak What a great place to visit! Amazing scenery and animals roaming around. It was late August when we went and the it was already getting pretty chilly on top. 🙂 If you are ever in the Colorado Springs, CO area it is a must see. America the Beautiful was written about these mountains and their purple mountains majesty. The deer were roaming in full force and none of them really seemed to be scared by all the traffic going up and down the mountain. It was almost as if they were posing for pictures.