Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.
Route Color Code
Note: To return to this page after clicking on a link in this text, either (a) backspace, or (b) click the back arrow on your browser.
Note: Scroll in text box to view more of the Ride Description.
Left onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd at mile 13.8
Start (click and drag map; double click to move forward)
Note: Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Big Cottonwood Canyon RideWithGPS page. Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub- segment for this climb. Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the mouse at the end point. This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page: (a) distance, (b) elevation gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.
Hover cursor over segment slices (right) for exact grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.