Elk Park Trailhead


Range: Front Range
Coordinates: 38.876339, -105.06555
14ers: Pikes Peak
Elevation: 11,850'

Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2wd paved to the TH

Driving Directions

From the intersection of I-25 and Highway 24 in Colorado Springs, head west on Highway 24 for 9.4 miles. Take a left at the stoplight for Fountain Avenue (an above road sign will indicate the turn for the Pikes Peak Highway). Go 0.4 miles down Fountain Avenue and take a left onto the Pikes Peak Highway. A sign over the road will say Pikes Peak Highway. Stay on this road for .8 mile where you will reach the toll gate. Pay the toll and drive 12.3 miles and look for a gate on the left side of the road just after passing tree line. Park near this gate. This is the old access gate to the top of the old Pikes Peak ski area.

Winter Access

Weather permitting 9 am to 3 pm. Call the Pikes Peak highway for updates on road status. 719-385-7325.

More Info

Fees? No
Trailhead added by BillMiddlebrook
Status Updates 
Posted By: CO Native
Info: Road has been plowed to the summit of Pikes Peak, but as of the 12th still only open to Glen Cove. I talked to a guy on the road crew that said they were planning on opening to Devil‘s Playground (Beyond the Elk Park trailhead) on the 13th.
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