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High Drive Challenge

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A challenging course that features views of Colorado Springs from High Drive.


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10.5

Miles

16.8

KM

86%

Runnable

7,837' 2,389 m

High

6,172' 1,881 m

Low

2,026' 618 m

Up

2,025' 617 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

High Drive was constructed as a scenic drive, in the early 1900's, and its vistas are still as stunning.

Need to Know

Bear Creek has one of the last genetically pure greenback trout.

Description

The race starts and finishes at Bear Creek Park and runs up to the top of High Drive. Be ready for a steady and challenging climb for the first half of the course as the climb is almost unrelenting until you hit the turn around point. From here, enjoy the downhill - you earned it!

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Justin Ricks

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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View of Mount Buckhorn from Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Pikes Peak Ultra finish line!
Aug 20, 2015 near Colorad…, CO
View from High Drive.
May 23, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
TH Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail. Connection from High Drive.
Aug 5, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
View of Tenney Crags from High Drive.
Aug 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Top of High Drive.
May 23, 2016 near Manitou…, CO

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