Created by prison labor I read somewhere, it is laid astride a hogback ridge next to the town itself.
All paved, but a bit narrow, it's a one-way road which one can take to enjoy the scenery or to dare the fates as the edges of the road are quite near.
It's a nice little road to ride when in the area; whether visiting the state's prison museum or a few miles down the road, the Royal Gorge Bridge.
US Highway 50 goes right by Skyline Drive if one is crossing the state in a more sedate manner than the super slab known as I-70 further to the north of the state.
Here's a compendium of photos from some of the rides I've done over the years:
Some of you may have missed it when I first published this video of riding this neat road.
Just a ride down memory lane.