A mountain 14,110 ft (4,301 m) high, located in central Colorado, USA. It was discovered by Zebulon Pike in 1806. It's located at the the very East of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, and at the very western edge of Colorado Springs, about 40 miles south of Denver, Colorado. There are many larger mountains in Colorado, but Pike's Peak is notable because of its location so close to the Eastern Plains, where most surrounding mountains are mere foothills. The summit is usually accessed by cog railroad or highway, and while climbing to the actual summit is rare (from the base it takes approximately two days to reach the summit), it has been done.
Miss Katherine Lee Bates was said to have written "America the Beautiful" in 1904 from atop the the peak. The song is used routinely across the country and often sung with the national anthem (some say "America the Beautiful" should be our national anthem). It has also spead across the world as Miss Bates allowed free use of it, and it is sung in Australia with "Australia" substituted for America.