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Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado

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Here lies a road that serves no lofty purpose (except for getting to 14,110 feet above sea level), it doesn't take you from one place to another, it doesn't exist for some vital purpose.

It exists for no other reason than to be able to drive to the summit of Pike's Peak. And what other reason do you need than that.

If you're not the driving type, you can take a cog tram up the side of the mountain. I understand you can even walk if you have the inclination, insane as that sounds.

Here's the short of it. It costs $10/person (at least it did in 2008). It's 19 miles long, and start at an elevation of 7750 feet above sea level. In those 19 miles, it 6350 feet Length: 19 miles Start Elevation: 7750ft asl Summit Elevation: 14,110ft asl Maximum Grade: 10.5% Average grade: 6.7%. Back to Top

Pikes Peak Highway Map
This map was copied from the Pikes Peak website.
Pikes Peak Highway, Ascent
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Summit sign. Never believe a photograph.
Pikes Peak Highway, Summit
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Pikes Peak Highway, Descent
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US-24 (Colorado)
US-24 Link US-24 in Colorado is a nice mountain drive between Buena Vista and Colorado Springs.

Along the way is Wilkerson Pass, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, a Colorado Springs city park.

Colorado / 13 Images. Visited Sep 2008.
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Trip Report: Sep 2008.

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