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High Drive

Cheyenne Canyons, Colorado Springs, CO
+1 719-578-6640
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A heroic view of America

This view really gives you a grand vision of America the Beautiful (a song written from the top of... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
FunFella
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Wichita
Great way to see CO Springs

This is a dirt road that goes up over CO Springs and then some. At the beginning are some nice... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
jhvcpa
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Scenic mountain highway without guard rails.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“gold camp” (5 reviews)
“tunnel” (7 reviews)
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Cheyenne Canyons, Colorado Springs, CO
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This view really gives you a grand vision of America the Beautiful (a song written from the top of the neighboring Pike's Peak). Fantastic view, through the mountain pines, but with a richer sense of being in the Rocky Mountains than you get on largely-barren...More

Thank FunFella
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a dirt road that goes up over CO Springs and then some. At the beginning are some nice views of the city. We drove for 1.5+ hours an came out a an open pit gold mine. Not exactly sure where (I think it's...More

1  Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Why do people come to Colorado Springs? The mountains, for one thing, but what about an easy but spectacular drive in the mountains with overlooks galore? You can''t see Russia from here but you can almost see Kansas. Want to see Kansas and maybe Denver...More

1  Thank Jeremiahjj
Reviewed 8 June 2017

With great views of Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor, and just plain scenic, I highly recommend The High Drive off Gold Camp Road in Cheyenne Canyon. An old train trail from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek, with tunnels included, great views and scenery are abundant. A...More

1  Thank Gene S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Another beautiful asset in Colorado Springs. The views from above are without description, totally Awesome. Another must see in Colorado Springs.

Thank katherinebE8923SM
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I doubt the road will ever be reopened for motorized vehicles. It is, however, one of my favorite places for cross country skiing on the odd occasion when there is enough snow.

Thank LeeMilner
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Nice Place To Go For A Hike, Would Love To Go Do It Again. Easy And Quick To Find. Nice Scenic Drive. www.KeepItAbandon.com

Thank Carni719
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of four first went on the High Country Jeep tour with Buck as our tour guide. We had a blast! The road we traveled on took us high in the mountains, and the views were spectacular. Buck was a very energetic, informative tour...More

2  Thank ChandlerGS
Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband always takes visitors on this drive up through Cheyenne Canyon and then on to an unpaved, one lane but two way shelf road over Colorado Springs. I could never drive it but the views are fantastic. I now ride in the back seat....More

2  Thank Bensus
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Another favorite among the locals is High Drive. To access it, take North Cheyenne Canyon all the way up past Helen Hunt Falls until the road turns to dirt. If you like heights and guardrails this road may not be for you! The views of...More

1  Thank SamFamHouston
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lisa J
1 December 2017|
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Response from Gene S | Reviewed this property |
I think taking I-80 East to I-25 South would be the best route. You could try I-80 East to I-70 East to I-25 South, but snow can be an issue on I-70. Please be aware of changing weather conditions as it can happen rapidly... More
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LeeMilner
11 November 2016|
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Response from Carni719 | Reviewed this property |
High Drive Is Not Open For Cars Any More. Just The Hiking Portion.
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Vicku78
1 July 2015|
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Response from LeeMilner | Reviewed this property |
no, it is not and it is unlikely to reopen for cars. Open for bicycles, hiking and cross country skiing.
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