Colorado Scenic Byways Map
Pikes Peak Tollroad Scenic Drive
Pikes Peak Tollroad starts at Cascade and winds 12.42 miles to the summit of Pikes Peak. Expect to spend approximately two hours round trip to the top and back.
There is a toll to drive the highway ranging from $5 to $40 May-November and $4 to $35 December-April. Those who have National Park passes will still have to pay the toll, as it is not a designated National Park. The highway may be closed during winter for bad weather.
If the family is getting restless, a good stop along the way is at Halfway Picnic Grounds. There are other picnic areas along the byway to stop at so if you want to stop earlier or later, you can.
Activities to do along the way include fishing in Crystal Creek Reservoir and hiking at various trails. While you cannot hike along the highway, you can hike up to Pikes Peak along Barr Trail. Take the necessary precautions with this method; visit our Colorado Fun Facts page for Helpful Hints on altitude awareness.
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."
Location: From I-25, turn west onto US 24. The Tollroad starts just outside of Cascade.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
This is Colorado mountain life with the charm of the Gold Rush Era. Experience the beauty of the Pikes Peak Region in one of our vacation homes and private cabins. Rentals near cities and historic towns.
Hot tubs on-site. Lakeside cottages a family vacation! Walk to lake fishing in our small, friendly mountain town. Near all Pikes Peak attractions, gaming in Cripple Creek; 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs.
Breathtaking views of Pikes Peak by mountain bike! Our Tours are fun, safe, adventures for all who LOVE the great outdoors. We cater to all skill levels. All necessary equipment and transportation are provided.
The only RV Park in Manitou Springs! Leave your stress behind -- come enjoy the quiet creekside setting within walking distance to historic Manitou Springs. Sites for RVs and Trailers of all sizes. Pet friendly.
See The Pikes Peak Area on a rugged ATV or Mountain Bike! Ride in Pike National Forest, 20 minutes. Rockhound offers unguided rentals and guided tours; your family will enjoy trails that fit to your abilities.
More Activities & Information
Pikes Peak Area, Colorado includes: Cascade, Chipita Park, Deckers, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park