This plaque was installed in November 1906 and is found on the 14,114 foot summit of Pike’s Grand Mountain, now known as Pikes Peak.
In recognition of the notable career of
Zebulon Montgomery Pike
The people of Colorado
have placed this tablet on the summit
of the Great Mountain first seen by Pike
November 15, 1806
General Pike was born in Lamberton
now Trenton New Jersey January 5, 1779,
died April 27, 1813, after a victorious attack on
York later Toronto, Canada,
buried at Madison Barracks New York.
This tablet commemorates the one hundredth
anniversary of Pike’s southwestern expedition.
From Nov. 24-6, 1806 Pike, Robinson, Miller & Brown traveled from Pueblo to summit Mt. Rosa. Rosa was 13 hiking miles from & 1/2 mi. below Pike’s Grand Mountain. They had endured ruggid uphill climbing, 4’ of snow, -0˚ F & hunger.