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The Pikes Peak Colorado Loop is located in central Colorado.  This out and back loop starts in Colorado Springs at the Garden of the Gods and includes stops at several interesting sites on the way to Pikes Peak and back.


After leaving Garden of the Gods, travel just a short distance before visiting the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.  From the Cliff Dwellings, it is just another short ride to the Cave of the Winds.  Even if you don’t intend to tour the cave, you should ride up the driveway just for fun.


A few miles past the Cave of the Winds is the entrance to the Pikes Peak Highway.  The Pikes Peak Highway itself is an amazing road and needs to be experienced.  The road winds through alpine meadows above the treeline to the summit at over 14,000 feet above sea level.


After a visit to the summit and a thrilling ride back down, this route follows the same road back down toward Garden of the Gods, but takes a side trip through Manitou Springs.  After another ride through Garden of the Gods, the ride ends back at the Visitor Center.  Motorcycle Rides, Colorado, Colorado Springs


Location:  Central Colorado

Approximate Mileage:  200 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4.75 Hours 

Surface:  Paved



  • Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods
  • Manitou Springs - Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds
  • Cascade - Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center, Pikes Peak, North Pole Santa's Workshop, Old Railroad Tunnels
  • Woodland Park - Glen Cove, Devil's Playground

Pikes Peak Colorado Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.

    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.

    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option.

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