The elevation of Pagosa Springs is 7100 feet -- the summit of Wolf Creek Pass is 10,863 feet. Exhilarating is the best word to describe this ride.
You can start your ride in Pagosa Springs and ride 23 miles east on Hwy 160 to the summit, and return for a 46 mile outing. Bring foul weather gear; the weather can change quickly on the continental divide.
This ride is a classic, and is regularly highlighted by the "Bicycle Tour of Colorado" and "Ride the Rockies" tours.
As with all high mountain rides, be sure to bring extra foul weather gear: you never know!