Remarkable views from the summit!
- Length: 19 miles
- Driving Time: 2 hour+ RT
The 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway is a 2-lane road ascending more than 6,000 feet in elevation to 14,115 feet. The views are breathtaking and the drive is truly amazing.
With a toll road that goes to the summit at 14,110 feet, the photo opportunities are endless. Wildflowers, wildlife, and mountain vistas to name a few.
At the top, the north side of the summit offers the most dramatic views, with a sharp drop off into the aptly named Bottomless Pit. Start there, walk to the far side near the High Altitude Research Station for a look at the Continental Divide, and end at the viewing platform on the south side.