Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.
Each elevation segment is ~ 1/6 mile
Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact grade of a particular segment.
Start(click and drag map; double click to move forward)
Note: Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 31 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.
This climb is situated in the center of Utah, 80 miles from the start of Top 100 U.S. Climbs #14 (Guardsman Pass) and 152 miles north of #76 (Hwy 153). The views are good (canyon and forest) after the first couple of miles. We were limited in our observations of distant vistas due to rain when we made this climb on August 4, 2014. The crux of the climb is from miles 2-6.5 (1,875' at 7.9% average grade).
You will get a very good sense of the climb viewing our YouTube video.
Roadway and Traffic Report: There is moderate traffic along this route (minimal during the second half of the climb) and the roadway surface was very good as of August, 2014.