El Paso County High Point Trip Report

Pikes Peak (14,110 ft)

Date: July 28, 1984
Author: David Olson

We started from The Crags campground west of Pikes Peak at 7:30 am. After a short distance be watchful for a turn northwards in the trail and for a side valley coming down from the east. At that point leave the trail and bushwhack into the side canyon. After a short distance up the side canyon we found the old logging road that goes up the valley, and we followed it to timberline. A little higher we topped out of the valley and onto the ridges and plateau of the Pikes Peak massif.

We quickly found a spur road that passes south of the Teller county HP and then joins the toll-road. We climbed the knob that is the HP of Teller county. We continued on, following the route of the toll-road. We got on top of Pikes Peak at about noon amid clouds and thunderclaps.