Thursday, September 23, 2021

A deven day trip to Colorado's Pike Peak from Southern Indiana. Taking nothing but back roads and off the beaten path routes. Average speed will be well under 45 MPH. The adventure will be shared by a small group of men, some on motorcycles of various kinds.

Pikes Peak 1440-168 News & Info

Strategy for the Pikes Peak 1440 -168

Any great Adventure starts with an idea... this idea has been brewing for some time now, and you can read about how it...

What are we thinking? The idea behind the Pikes Peak 1440 – 168

A group of six men were sitting at a picnic table, taking a break from hiking. We were pondering life, purpose, possessions, and personal...

Pikes Peak – experiencing the indescribable

My personal experience with Pikes Peak started in 1983 when I was 12 and we visited on a summer vacation. I've returned two more...

Furkot.com: Online Mapping Tool – Quick Review for Adventure Trip Planning

Planning the trip is, in many ways, the best part of the experience. Researching, mapping, looking for short-cuts, or in our case interesting "long-cuts"...

Daily Route plans

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day One Saturday

Miles: 159 milesUnpaved: Calculated at 17 milesSeat Time: 4 hours 34 minutesTime to destination: 8 hours Scheduled Stops / Rest Time: 3 hours 25 minutes Starting at: Evansville RiverfrontSunrise: 5:42AMGather: 7:30AMDepart: 8:00AM Lunch: Mr. D's Drive In Finish at: Fort Kaskaskia Campsite on the Mississippi RiverArrive 4:10PMSunset 8:26PM For complete itinerary click here!       Highlights: More route...

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day Two Sunday

Miles: 175 milesUnpaved: Not yet calculated (current estimated under 45)Ride Time: 5 hoursTime to destination: 10 hours 30 minutesScheduled Stops / Rest Time: 5 hours 30 minutes Starting at: Mississippi River - Kaskaskia River ParkSunrise: 5:42AMDepart: 7:00AMCross Mississippi River on Ferry - estimated delay of 1h Lunch: Rustler Cafe Finish at: Wilderness Ridge...

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day Three Monday

Miles: 190.3 miles Unpaved: Estimated 30 milesRide Time: 5 hours 45 minutesTime to destination: 8 hours 20 minutesScheduled Stops / Rest Time: 2 hours 25 minutes Starting at: Wilderness Ridge Camp Mark Twain National ForestSunrise: 5:53AMDepart: 8:00AM Lunch - Boone's BBQ or Smiths Restaurant Finish at: PRAIRIE STATE PARKArrive 4:20PMSunset 8:43PM Pikes Peak - Monday

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day Four Tuesday

Miles: 220 milesUnpaved: Nearly 90 MilesRide Time: 7 hours 26 minutesTime to destination: 10 hours 20 minutes Starting at: Prairie State Park CampgroundSunrise: 6:03AMDepart: 7:00AM Lunch: True Lies Ranch Hand Cafe Steakhouse Finish at: Wichita Point CampgroundArrive 5:20PMSunset 8:56PM For complete itinerary click here!   Pikes Peak - Tuesday

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day Five Wednesday

Miles: 212 milesUnpaved: Estimated 75 Miles Ride Time: 5 hours 22 minutes Time to destination: 9:45 hours Scheduled Stops / Rest Time: 4 hours 20 minutes Starting at: Wichita Point CampgroundSunrise: 6:16AMDepart: 7:30AM Lunch: Miss Kitty Cafe Finish at: Finney County Wildwood Park Arrive 5:44PMSunset 9:10PM For complete itinerary click here!   Pikes Peak...

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day Six Thursday

Miles: 214.1 milesUnpaved: Estimated 80% Ride Time: 7 hours Time to destination: 11 hours 20 minutesScheduled Stops / Rest Time: 4 hours 20 minutes Starting at: Finney County Wildwood ParkSunrise: 6:28AMDepart: 7:30AM Lunch: Thai Spicy Basil Finish at: Comanche National Grassland (dispersed camping - no facilities)Arrive 5:50PM (Switch to Mountain Time)Sunset 8:18PM For complete...

Pikes Peak 1440-168 | Route Plan – Day Seven Friday

Miles: 199 milesUnpaved: Estimated 67miles Ride Time: 6 hours 46 minutes Time to destination: 10 hours 25 minutesScheduled Stops / Rest Time: 4 hours 20 minutes Starting at: Comanche National Grassland (dispersed camping - no facilities)Sunrise: 5:41AMDepart: 7:00AM Lunch: Mi Ranchito Finish at: Mueller State Park Arrive 5:23PMSunset 8:28PM For complete itinerary click here!   Pikes...