This video shows the complete drive up Pikes Peak Highway to the summit of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. It’s the extended version of the 1-minute video Driving Up Pikes Peak Highway – In A Colorado Minute (Week 279).
The drive, shot with a GoPro and sped up 400%, took place in September 2015 during week 279 of the 5-year-running weekly web series Moving Postcard.
Pikes Peak Highway is the only road that takes you up to the summit at 14,115 feet (4,302.31 m), which is about 6,000 feet above the road’s entrance. Alternatives are the Broadmoor’s Pikes Peak Cog Railroad that rides up from Manitou Springs and, of course, hiking up the mountain along marked trails. The highway is a toll-road that cost us $40 for 5 adults. It takes about an hour to drive up the 19 miles – if you keep your speed at the recommended 25 mph (and 10 mph in the sharp turns). However, during the annual race, some cars cover the last 16 miles up in about 12 minutes.
The music in this video was all made by Jason Shaw. It includes the songs Marathon Man, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Dirt Road Traveler, Green Daze, and What’s It To Ya Punk. All songs are available via a CC BY 3.0 license on his website Audionautix. Thank you so very much, Jason!
Check out these other videos from Pikes Peak that include more information about the mountain and the drives: