High Drive is a scenic drive along the mountain highway near Colorado Springs, Colorado. There are no guardrails along the route and the drive can be a little intimidating through the mountains of Colorado. The Rockies are steep and so is High Drive. Aptly named, travelers will know when they have arrived at the top. The views are panoramic and the scenery is spectacular. The scenic route takes approximately 45 minutes due to the speed you must go to make all of the turns. Once at the top of the mountain visitors can witness the amazing views of juniper trees across the Rockies and steep canyons below.
The high grade road makes it impossible to climb through the winter. The area is blocked off and closed in the winter months because of the amount of snow fall and slippery conditions. It is best to drive up High Drive during the summer months when the road is clear.
High Drive is a one-way road that does not go above timberline, so once the trip has begun; travelers must take the same route to get back. There are no turnarounds and you can only go one way. Bicyclists venture the High Drive and must be watched for carefully when driving.