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

Photos are in order from start to finish of climb

Etna Summit East

Etna Summit West

Start: Etna Summit West (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

Etna Summit West (East slideshow below)

Finish - Etna Summit West

Each elevation segment is ~ 1/5 mile

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Hwy 296 (Chief Joseph Hwy) East

Start: Etna Summit West (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Etna Summit West 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.

 Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact grade of a particular segment.

Cycling and Climbing California

Etna Summit East and West



                                                        West            East

  • Distance:                          6.9                8.0     

  • Beginning elevation:     2,982'          3,189'

  • Ending elevation:          5,982'          5,982' 

  • Elevation gained:         2,993'          2,790'

  • Average Grade:            8.8%           6.8%  

  • Fiets Index:                   8.39             6.49  
  • Location: (1) West Summit climb begins on Sawyers Bar Road, 17.1 miles southwest of Etna, CA and 137 miles northwest of Redding, CA at 41.34585, -123.04316 latitude/longitude.  (2) East Summit climb begins 2 1/2 miles southwest of the intersection of Hwy 3 and Sawyers Bar Road, Etna, CA at 41.43253, -122.91626 longitude/latitude.