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Much thanks to author / cyclist Ron Hawks for his photo contributions to this page.

Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 158/157 (Kyle Canyon) 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 ~ 1/4 mile. 

From Hwy 95 to Hwy 158 turn off - 5 miles short of the full 157/158 climb;  Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact  grade of a particular segment.

Start (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

Cycling and Climbing Nevada

Hwy 157/158 (Kyle Canyon)

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


  • Distance:                                           21.6 miles

  • Beginning elevation:                      2,821'

  • Ending elevation:                           8,168'

  • Elevation gained:                           5,308'

  • Average Grade:                              4.9%

  • Fiets Index:                                      8.98
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of Highways 95 and 157, 26 miles north of Las Vegas International Airport  (36.32717, -115.31336 latitude/longitude).