2 years ago my family met me at the top. It takes about 15 minute drive time to get from Manitou to Pikes Peak Highway entrance. Then they waited almost 45 minutes to get through the gate(this was before they built new ones). Then about 40 minute drive to Devils Playground. Then they waited 15-20 minutes to get on shuttle. Made it with about ten minutes to spare. I finished in 4:40(I was in wave 2). Hope that helps.