Note - PJAMM's route is a bit different at the top than Strava's

Right onto Echo - .8 miles to high point on Kris Kringle (stay left .4 miles to Mt. Charleston Lodge)

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


  • Distance:                                           21.2m

  • Beginning elevation:                      2,821'

  • Ending elevation:                            7,829'

  • Elevation gained:                            5,031'

  • Average Grade:                               4.8%

  • Fiets Index:                                       8.32
  • 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).   

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

Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 157 / Mt. Charleston 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.

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Cycling Nevada

Hwy 157 (Mt. Charleston)