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


  • Distance:                                10.3 miles                  

  • Beginning elevation:            3,735'

  • Ending elevation:                 7,226'

  • Elevation gained:                 3,484'

  • Average Grade:                   6.3%

  • Fiets Index:                           8.0

  • Location:  Climb begins on Anthony Lakes Hwy 9 miles west of North Powder, OR, in the northeastern corner of Oregon (just off Interstate I-84) 120 miles south of Walla Walla Regional Airport and  289 miles from the closest international airport (Portland/PDX) (44.99366, -118.082 latitude/longitude)

Finish​  (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

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

Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Each elevation segment is ~ 1/5 mile.

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Climbing and Cycling Oregon

Elkhorn Summit

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