"A 20-mile-long paved and gravel toll road that climbs to the windswept summit of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak, Colorado’s 31st highest peak. Pikes Peak stands high above the tawny Colorado prairie like a strong, silent sentinel. From far out on the undulating plains it appears against the western horizon like a gleaming white cloud. From its base, the peak lifts bulky shoulders over its low, forested neighbors, rising almost 8,000 feet from Colorado Springs to its snow-capped 14,110-foot summit.
The highway, ascending twenty miles to the peak’s summit, is one of Colorado’s highest and best drives. The paved and gravel road offers expansive views and dramatic scenery. Special attractions: Scenic views, hiking, rock climbing, Bottomless Pit, Glen Cove, tundra plants and above-timberline ecosystem, Barr Trail, Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, and fishing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."