Papu's Pyramid

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Papu's Pyramid
Game: Crash Team Racing
World: The Lost Ruins
Boss Race: Papu Papu
Gem Cup: Red/Purple
Time Crates: 48
Relic Times: Sapphire: 1:34:00
Gold: 1:09:00
Platinum: 0:42:00
Ghost Times: N. Oxide: 1:44:68

Papu's Pyramid is the home track of Papu Papu and is the seventh race course in Crash Team Racing. It and the battle arena, Rampage Ruins, are based upon the levels The Lost City and Sunset Vista (from Crash Bandicoot) as the faces on the side of the walls are the same as the ones on these levels. It is also where Papu Papu is raced in the game. It is in the Red (as well as Crash Cove, Mystery Caves, and Blizzard Bluff) and Purple (as well as Roo's Tubes, Dragon Mines, and Hot Air Skyway) Gem Cups. It is also in the Nitro Cup grand prix (as well as Mystery Caves, Cortex Castle, and Tiny Arena). Scattered throughout the course are Venus fly traps which devour racers that get too close.


This track has three shortcuts which can be very good to get players from last place to first place. All of them are in the second half of the track. The first and third shortcuts are demonstrated in the video below. The second is on the platform to the left of the jump after the first shortcut, where players can get extra wumpa fruit if they need it. It is very difficult to achieve both on the same lap.

CTR Challenge

  • C: After the first few Venus fly traps this letter can be found on the platform which the player will have to jump to make the gap.
  • T: This letter is on the end of the main pyramid which requires a leap.
  • R: Hidden round a tight corner near the end of the circuit.




  • It is possible to jump off a wall near the start and land at the finish line but the game will not count it as a lap.
  • The Venus fly traps have their Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back design.
Crash Team Racing
Racers Crash Bandicoot | Doctor Neo Cortex | Coco Bandicoot | Doctor N. Gin | Tiny Tiger | Dingodile | Polar | Pura | Doctor Nefarious Tropy | Fake Crash | Penta Penguin
Bosses Ripper Roo | Papu Papu | Komodo Joe | Pinstripe Potoroo | Nitros Oxide
Supporting characters Aku Aku | Uka Uka | Ami | Isabella | Liz | Megumi
Race tracks N. Sanity Beach (Location) (Crash Cove, Roo's Tubes, Mystery Caves, Sewer Speedway) The Lost Ruins (Coco Park, Tiger Temple, Papu's Pyramid, Dingo Canyon) Glacier Park (Blizzard Bluff, Dragon Mines, Polar Pass, Tiny Arena) Citadel City (N. Gin Labs, Cortex Castle, Hot Air Skyway, Oxide Station) Gem Stone Valley (Slide Coliseum, Turbo Track)
Battle arenas Skull Rock | Rampage Ruins | Rocky Road | Nitro Court | The North Bowl | Parking Lot | Lab Basement
Items Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CTR Tokens | Keys
Missiles | Bowling Bombs | Warp Orbs | Power Shields | N. Tropy Clocks | N. Brio's Beakers | Turbos | Invisibility | Super Engines | Aku Aku/Uka Uka Masks
Race courses from the Crash Bandicoot series
Crash Team Racing Crash Cove | Roo's Tubes | Mystery Caves | Sewer Speedway | Coco Park | Tiger Temple | Papu's Pyramid | Dingo Canyon | Blizzard Bluff | Dragon Mines | Polar Pass | Tiny Arena | Cortex Castle | N. Gin Labs | Hot Air Skyway | Oxide Station | Slide Coliseum | Turbo Track
Crash Nitro Kart Inferno Island | Jungle Boogie | Tiny Temple | Meteor Gorge | Barin Ruins | Deep Sea Driving (Crash Nitro Kart) | Out of Time | Clockwork Wumpa | Thunder Struck | Assembly Lane | Android Alley | Electron Avenue | Hyper Spaceway
Crash Tag Team Racing Tiki Turbo | Pirates of the Carburetor | Deep Sea Driving (Crash Tag Team Racing) | Once Upon a Tire | Track and the Beanstalk | Evilocity | Fossil Fuel Injection | La Brea Car Pits | Tire and Ice | Dead Heat | Crash Test Mummies | Pyramid Pass | Rings of Uranus | Uranus' Mine | Craters on Uranus
Battle Arenas Skull Rock | Rampage Ruins | Rocky Road | Nitro Court | Parking Lot | The North Bowl | Lab Basement | Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
Worlds N. Sanity Island | Lost Ruins | Glacier Park | Citadel City | Gemstone Valley | Terra | Barin | Fenomena | Teknee | Velo's Citadel | Velo's Vault | Midway | Mystery Island | Happily Ever Faster | Tyrannosaurus Wrecks | Tomb Town | Astro Land

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