Photos are in sequential order beginning at the bottom of the climb  and continuing to the top.

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Wolf Creek Pass 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 (left) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.


  • Distance:                                8.7 miles                  

  • Beginning elevation:            7,906'

  • Ending elevation:                 10,857'

  • Elevation gained:                 2,942'

  • Average Grade:                   6.4%

  • Fiets Index:                           8.1
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of Hwy 160 and W. Fork Rd, 292 miles southwest of Denver International Airport and 221 miles from Albuquerque International Airport  (37.43559, -106.88612 latitude/longitude).​

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Climbing and Cycling Colorado

Wolf Creek Pass

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