Colorado Scenic Byways Map
Pikes Peak Tollroad Scenic Drive
Pikes Peak Tollroad starts at Cascade, Colorado and winds 12.42 miles to the summit making the greatest elevation gain of any peak in the state - 7,400 feet from base to summit. Number 31 of 54 14,000' peaks in Colorado, yet Pikes Peak is the most visited in the state and, as a matter of fact, the second most visited in the World. Expect to spend approximately two hours for a round trip to the top and back.
If you feel adventurous, try hiking Barr Trail to the top. Starting in Manitou Springs just west of Colorado Springs, the trail traverses 13 miles of breathtaking views (and altitude)! Take the necessary precautions with this method. Several conditions can occur due to altitude, dehydration and intense sunshine. For more information on Colorado outdoor adventures visit our Fun Facts page.
No matter how you journey this spectacle of the Rocky Mountain Region, Pikes Peak will energize and refresh your spirit. This truly is, as Katherine Lee Bates described, "America the Beautiful."
Places to Stay & Fun things to Do
Experience the beauty of the Pikes Peak & Summit County Regions in one of our 30 vacation homes, with mountain life and charm of the Gold Rush Era; close to major front range cities & historic towns.
Near all Pikes Peak attractions, including gaming in Cripple Creek. Small, friendly mountain town (15 minutes west of Colorado Springs) conducive to family vacations. Hot tubs on site. Walk to lake fishing.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Pikes Peak by mountain bike! A fun and safe opportunities for all who LOVE the great outdoors. We cater to all skill levels. All necessary equipment and transportation are provided.
See The Pikes Peak Area's on a comfortable four-wheel ATV? Ride in Pike National Forest, 20 minutes away. Choose a Yamaha 1-seater or 2-seater Bombardier. Ask About our NEW Pikes Peak Bike Tours.
More Activities & Information
Pikes Peak Area, Colorado includes: Chipita Park, Cascade, Deckers, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park