Elk Park Trailhead
Added by BillMiddlebrook

Location:  Front Range
14ers Served:  Pikes Peak
Road Type:  Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2wd paved to the TH
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. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child (6-15) with a $35 max per car. From the gate drive 12.3 miles and look for a gate on the left side of the road just after passing treeline. 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.
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2010-04-12 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. CO Native         

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