The whole shebang!

Lowest to Highest Point in the Continental U.S. in a Day

Badwater to theTop of Mt. Whitney

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

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 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Badwater to Top of Whitney 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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Finish - Mt. Whitney Summit

​Snow Field


                                                       Ride               Run/Hike

  • Distance:                        135 miles       19.5 miles

  • Beginning elevation:   -252'               8,505'

  • Ending elevation:         8,505'             14,508'

  • Elevation gained:         15,286'           6,186'

  • Average Grade:             n/​a                  11.3%

  • Total:                                21,472' / 145 miles

Badwater - The Journey Begins!  

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


Start:  Death Valley

116 degrees