All donuts are not created equal; some are meant to be enjoyed in a completely different setting than the typical home or office scenario. Pikes Peak Summit House in Colorado is home to an extraordinary kind of donut that is made in an altitude 14,000 above any other place in the world. And they are said to taste better if enjoyed high in the sky, as opposed to when you return home.
If you love a good sweet treat after a hearty hike up a towering peak, you'll definitely want to give these a try.
Pikes Peak Summit House in Colorado sits 14,115 feet above sea level and was once a weather station until 1888.
You can either hike the peak or drive up it to receive the greatest reward of all.
The views along the way and from the summit are breathtaking, though that could also be attributed to the high elevation.
Regardless, the journey is worth it, whether you hike, bike, or drive. But its what awaits at the top that will feel like an even bigger reward than the vantage points.
The Summit House is home to world-famous donuts that are made with a top-secret and oh-so-delicious-only-on-the-mountain recipe.
Thanks to the thinner air, the altered process makes these delectable treats only taste so good when they are consumed in high altitudes, such as 14,000 feet up in the sky.
Most people will tell you it isn't worth begging a friend to bring you down a box, as the effect will fall flat, and your disappointment will know no bounds.
Instead, treat yourself to the incredible drive or hike, and end the adventure by biting into these deliciously fluffy morsels, which fall flat anywhere under that high elevation. Literally.
Each donut costs $1.29, but you won't want to stop at one.
While the reward of reaching any mountain top is always great, this one makes it worth your while. Just donut forget to snap a pic!
Pikes Peak Summit House
Address: Pikes Peak Park, Colorado Springs, CO
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy incredible views along the way, then indulge in some incredibly unique donuts as a reward for reaching the top.
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