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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center
Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain
, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, has opened the
Pikes Peak Highway
to unescorted bicyclists year round as of January 1, 2013. The route is fully paved and incredibly intense, ascending more than 4,700 vertical feet and includes more than 150 turns to the 14,115-foot summit.
All cyclists must complete a use agreement and liability waiver available at the Pikes Peak Highway tollgate. Cyclists need to be aware that there will be vehicular traffic and construction on the Highway and should be prepared for changing weather conditions.
There is no parking near the tollgate so any cyclists planning to drive to the highway and then bike to the summit are encouraged to park at the Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center parking lot or above. Participants are required to pay the regular admission fee ($12 per person) or use one of the Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain passes. North Slope fees and passes are not eligible for cycling Pikes Peak.
The ride from Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center (elevation 9,230 ft.) to the Summit (14,110 ft) gains 4,880 ft. in elevation, turns 154 times and is about 12.5 miles long. Keep in mind that is just going up. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time.
4,880 ft. elevation gain
12.5 miles (one way)
14,115 ft at the Summit
Highway opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 8 PM
Cost: $12 per person
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