Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

Thanks much to our friends  Rick Greenawald and Art Tyczka for their wonderful photos of this climb. 

Climb Start

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Mt. Harrison RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Each elevation segment is ~ 1/6th of a mile.

Note:  Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.

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Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.  (Note - the section depicted in this VeloView begins at the intersection of Hwy 77/Howell Canyon Rd, while our segment begins 3.3 miles north on Hwy 77 (with ~700' more elevation gain)


  • Distance:                              14.6                       

  • Beginning elevation:            4,927'

  • Ending elevation:                  9,214'

  • Elevation gained:                 4,298'

  • Average Grade:                   5.7%

  • Fiets Index:                         9.18
  • Location:  Climb begins on Hwy 77 2.5 miles southeast of Albion, ID, 64 miles east of Twin Falls, 173 miles northwest of Salt Lake City Internaational Airport and 131 miles southwest of Idaho Falls Regional Airport (42.38671, -113.55081 latitude/longitude).

Cycling and Climbing Idaho

Mt. Harrison by Bike