Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

Summit sign

Visitor Center

Photos are in sequential order going up the mountain.

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Note: Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.


 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Pikes Peak 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, below, for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Elevation segments = ~1/4 mile

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Cycling Colorado - Pikes Peak

Statistics and Details

  • Distance:                                          24.2 miles

  • Beginning elevation:                        6,345'

  • Ending elevation:                             14,110'

  • Elevation gained:                              7,914'

  • Average Grade:                                6.5%

  • Fiets Index:                                       17.67
  • Location:  Climb begins at the roundabout in downtown Manitou Springs, 6 miles from Colorado Springs and 90 miles from Denver International Airport ( 38.85928, -104.91966 latitude/longitude).