Pikes Peak Summit House in Cascade, Colorado

Source: Atlas Obscura

Pikes Peak Summit House

America’s highest deep fryer sits in the Pikes Peak Summit House, churning out hundreds of strange donuts each day that must be eaten at the summit elevation lest they spoil in the thicker air below.

Pikes Peak, which sits at 14,115 feet above sea level, was written about by Zebulon Pike during one of his expeditions in 1806 and it was called El Capitan by previous Spanish explorers. The peak’s first recorded ascent was by Edwin James in 1820. Now, climbing this mountain can be as simple as driving up the Pikes Peak Highway, catching a ride on the Pikes ...

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