He was thrown from his car, but managed to survive. Initial reports said the boy was conscious, but had suffered extensive cuts.
Rescue crews spent hours getting him down and called a Black Hawk helicopter in to help rescue him, but it was unable to reach him.
Typical medical helicopters can't fly in the thin air at the 14,000 summit of Pikes Peak.
Fort Carson did not have a Black Hawk available, so Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora was contacted.
A Chinook helicopter with a heavier hoist eventually rescued the boy just before 9 p.m. and he was taken to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.