This is a 1982 photo of the dirt road near the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. The road corkscrews around the north side for 17 miles and takes around 2 1/2 hrs to drive. The elevation is 14,110 ft at the top of the summit where a gift shop and restaurant are located. My daughter-in-law tells an interesting story about driving alone along this trail with snow and over-heated brakes. She is one brave, gutsy female. I have taken the Cog Wheel Train both times I have visited the peak.