What kind of old pine trees grow along the Pike's Peak Cog Railway?

Answer Some of the oldest living organisms on Earth live along the historic Pike's Peak Cog Railway. They are bristlecone pines (Pinus aristata) that are estimated to be over 2,000 years old. Other pines,... Read More »

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Where is Pikes Peak?

Pikes Peak is known as America's Mountain and is located in the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pikes Peak is also home to the infamous legend of Big Foot, whose existence is debated among tour... Read More »

Camping Near Pikes Peak, CO?

Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Rocky Mountains, about 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The mountain is 7,600 feet high and its peak is more than 14,000 feet above sea level. The base o... Read More »

Can you grow pine trees from pine cones?

Pine cones contain a seed that can be extracted and planted as a method of propagating new pine trees. The cones must be collected immediately after they fall off the tree and only the plump female... Read More »

How do pine trees grow?

There are more than 75 different varieties of pine. These evergreen trees are the largest group of conifers (cone-bearing plants). The cones are the fruit of the tree, and contain the seeds for new... Read More »