Highway 74 Pinyon Pines

Palm Desert, United States

The Highway 74 Pinyon Pines is a col with a length of 17.9 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Palm Desert, CA, United States. The average grade of this col is 4.9% with a maximum of 6.2%. The Highway 74 Pinyon Pines ascents from 343 meter at the start, to 1.229 meter at the top, with a total of 885 ascending meters.

Profile

Highway 74 Pinyon Pines Profile

Facts

Distance 17.9 km
Elevation gain 885 m
Average grade 4.9 %
Maximum grade 6.2 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 343 m
Maximum elevation 1229 m

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Description

This is the most important road climb out of the Palm Springs area. Although much of the climb consists of everyday desert scenery, there are parts of this climb that make it remarkable. Most notable are the switchbacks from kilometre 1 to 7, viewed from above at Vista Point.

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