Safety trumps racing at Pikes Peak
The view from the finish line atop Pikes Peak has always been breathtaking. These days it is downright frightening.
Normally, a look to the northeast provides a stunning vista across Waldo Canyon and the Pike National Forest, toward the U.S. Air Force Academy. On a clear night you can see the glow of Denver, 68 miles away.
But right now the canyon below is on fire. It's been that way for a week. As of Thursday night, the flames had burned more than 18,000 acres, ...
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