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Pikes Peak Scenic Highway Drive Colorado

Pikes Peak Scenic Highway is built in 1915, high-alpine scenic toll road located just west of Colorado Springs. This winding road is the perfect scenic drive, offering views of lakes, mountains, wildlife and the surrounding area, The Drive the 19-mile paved toll road to the summit of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

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The drive to the Pikes Peak Summit is 19 miles long, which has 156 turns, and climbs 6,715 ft from the entrance of the highway. The road is paved the entire way till summit and there are lots of pull-offs where we can pull over, take a break, check out the scenery, and adjust to the altitude. The Pike's Peak Highway is a long, steady climb with a maximum grade of 10.5%.

Scenic Pikes Peak Highway Drive
Scenic Pikes Peak Highway

Quick Facts 

·         Season: Year Round, weather permitting

·         Pikes Peak Summit : 14,115 feet

·         Length: 19 miles (one-way)

·         Drive Time : 1.5 – 2 hours (Without traffic and stops)

·         Roads: 2WD, Toll Road

·         Drive slow and have Half tank of gas.

The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet, snow and dark. The road to reach the summit has a length of 19.99 km (12.42 miles) over 156 turns, climbing 1,439 meters (4,721 ft) from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway at 2,862 meters (9,390 ft) on grades averaging 7% over paved sections. 

Pikes Peak Scenic Drive
Pikes Peak Scenic Drive Colorado
Pikes Peak Highway
Pikes Peak Scenic Highway Cascade

Directions to Pikes Peak : The Pikes Peak Scenic Highway Gateway is located in Cascade, Colorado, just west of Colorado Springs. To get there from Colorado Springs, go west on Highway US-24 and turn left onto Fountain Ave. we can see the signs for the Pikes Peak Highway.

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is open year round - weather permitting. Conditions change frequently, so better it is recommended to call and plan the drive.

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

Phone: (719) 385-7325

Address: 5089 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80809


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