Pikes Peak Hours and Rates

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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is open year round - weather permitting. Conditions change frequently, it is recommended to call our pre-recorded information line. The staff updates the info approximately 15 minutes prior to opening and then as conditions change throughout the day. Call 719-385-7325 and select option 1 for current road conditions.

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Current Hours and Rates

 HoursUphill Gates OpenUphill Gates ClosePikes Peak Summit ClosesDownhill Gates Close

Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day

7:30 am6:00 pm7:00 pm8:00 pm

Current General Admission Fees

 May 1 - November 30

  
 Adults (16 and Over) $15 per person
 Children (6 to 15) $5 per person
   
 Carload Discount Rate (Up to 5 passengers) $50per car 
            Carload Rate Additional Adults  $10per adult 
            Carload Rate Additional Children (6 to 15) $2per child 
 

North Slope Recreation Area - May 1 to Oct 18

  
            North Slope Fish Adult (16 and Over)$5per person
            North Slope Fish Child (Under 16)  no charge
 

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Annual Passes

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain offers several different annual passes to our visitor's. Click here to review the Annual Pass Information PDF for additional details and restrictions of use. 

Prior to purchasing an annual pass online, please review our temporary shuttle operating information for any temporary restrictions – Thank you

Purchase an Annual Pass

FAQs about annual passes

PIKES PEAK 5 TRIP PASS:

  • Cost: $150.00
  • 5 punches per card
  • One punch per visit with up to 5 people, additional fees apply for more passengers
  • This pass may be shared with friends and/or relatives
  • Savings: Up to 40%

PIKES PEAK ‘14er PASS:

  • Cost: $115.00
  • 14 punches per card
  • One punch per adult, 1 - 2 children equals one punch
  • This pass may be shared with friends and/or relatives
  • Savings: Up to 45%

PIKES PEAK PREMIER INDIVIDUAL PASS:

  • Cost: $115.00
  • Unlimited access for the pass holder ONLY, ID is required upon entry
  • This pass may NOT be shared with friends and/or relatives
  • A discount of $5 per year up to 3 years will be given for renewed passes in consecutive years Maximum discount $15. Promotion valid with a current year pass purchase. Must have purchased a Premier Individual Pass the preceding year to receive discount.
  • Pass expires one year from date of purchase

PIKES PEAK PREMIER VEHICLE PASS:

  • Cost $225.00
  • Unlimited access for one vehicle
  • Valid up to 5 passengers, additional fees apply for more passengers.
  • A discount of $10 for the first two years and $5 for the third year will be given for renewed passes in consecutive years. Maximum discount $25. Maximum discount $15. Promotion valid with a current year pass purchase. Must have purchased a Premier Vehicle Pass in the preceding year to receive discount.
  • Pass expires one year from date of purchase

NORTH SLOPE RECREATION AREA PASS:

  • Cost: $100.00
  • 30 punches per card
  • One punch per each adult 16 years and older
  • Card does not permit travel above the Catamount Reservoirs
  • Pass may be shared with friends and/or relatives
  • Valid for the North Slope Recreation Season - to May 1 through 3rd Sunday in Oct
  • Savings: Up to 33%

Please note: All pass holders must present their unique barcode at the time of entry.  All access is weather permitting and subject to posted hours of operation. Not valid for special events.

Group Rates

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain offers discounted rates to large groups, official military and educational/scout discounted rates. All of these discounted rates require PRE-APPROVAL. All discount rate requests are subject to the review and approval of the Pikes Peak Manager or Designee.  Submit your written request a minimum of 10-days prior to your visit.   

These discounts cannot be used with any other discount and cannot be used for special events including the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Education and Scout rate requests must be part of the official school curriculum or troop activity. Home School requests will be considered as part of a homeschool network activity, individual family requests will not be considered. Requests for education or scout discounts that are not approved official activities will not be considered or approved. All discount rate requests are subject to the review and approval of the Pikes Peak Manager or Designee.

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LARGE GROUP DISCOUNT RATE

  
Group Rate December 1 to April 30$7.00  per adult
 $2.00  per child
Group Rate May 1 to November 30$10.00  per adult
 $2.00  per child

SPECIAL GROUP RATE

  
Educational K-12$2.00Official Curriculum 
Educational College$5.00Official Curriculum 
Scout Troop$2.00Official Troop Activity
Scout Leaders/Chaperones$5.00 
Official Military Training$0.00with USFS approval
   

Events & Specials

2020

 May 1 – North Slope Recreation Area Opens
ATTENTION FISHERMAN AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS - Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes open for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area opens for the season. Grab your gear for a great day in the mountains. For additional information visit coloradosprings.gov/NorthSlope

May 10 – Mother’s Day Discount
Happy Mother's Day! Bring Mom for a day on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Mom will get in free of charge with a paid admission. Thank Mom for all that she does!

June 21 – Father’s Day Discount
Happy Father's Day! Bring Dad for a day on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Dad will get in free of charge with a paid admission. Thank Dad for all that he does!

August-7– PPIHC Tire Testing
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will be holding all uphill traffic to the summit until 8:30am for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Practice Days, August 7th, August 9th, and August 14th-16th. There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs. We will open to the summit for normal tourist operations at 8:30am. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage. For additional information visit ppihc.com.

August 8 –Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb
The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, presented by The Broadmoor and the Anschutz Foundation, is a challenge cycling event for all comers! It includes a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race and an open Fun ride that ascends to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The Pikes Peak Highway will delay opening to the Summit until 9am. The North Slope Recreation Area will open at 7:30am. For additional information visit coloradospringssports.org/pikespeakcyclinghillclimb

August-9– PPIHC Tire Testing
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will be holding all uphill traffic to the summit until 8:30am for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Practice Days, August 7th, August 9th, and August 14th-16th. There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs. We will open to the summit for normal tourist operations at 8:30am. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage. For additional information visit ppihc.com.

August 14-16 – PPIHC Tire Testing
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will be holding all uphill traffic to the summit until 9:00am for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Practice Days, August 7th, August 9th, and August 14th-16th. There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs. We will open to the summit for normal tourist operations at 8:30am. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage. For additional information visit ppihc.com.

August 22- Pikes Peak Ascent – CANCELLED

August 23 – Pikes Peak Marathon

The 64th running of the Pikes Peak Marathon will once again redefine what most call running in America's Ultimate Challenge. For additional information visit www.pikespeakmarathon.org.

August 25-28 – PPIHC Race Week
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will be holding all uphill traffic to the summit until 9:00am for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Practice Days, August 25th – 28th. There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs. We will open to the summit for normal tourist operations at 9:00am. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage. For additional information visit ppihc.com.

August 30 - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The 98th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The PPIHC takes place on a 12.42 mile toll-road boasting 156 turns, while competitors climb 4,720 ft. (1,440 m.) from the 9,390 ft. (2,862 m.) Start Line at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115 ft. (4,300 m) Finish Line at the mountain’s summit.  As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps competitor’s mental and muscle strength in addition to robbing internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they are capable of at the Start Line. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape and condition simply to finish, let alone win. The race is self-sanctioned and is the most diverse one day motorsports event in the world.
 

September 12 – Pikes Peak Challenge - Modified

The Pikes Peak Challenge is a unique fundraising event that encourages registered participants to experience the excitement and success of hiking to the summit of Pikes Peak. Survivors of brain injury, family members and community supporters start their ascent up this magnificent 14,115-foot mountain at the base of Barr Trail in Manitou Springs. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a modified race will be held for 2020. For additional information visit www.pikespeakchallenge.com

October 18 – North Slope Recreation Area Closes
ATTENTION FISHERMAN AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS - Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes CLOSE for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area CLOSES for the season. For additional information visit coloradosprings.gov/NorthSlope

November 11 – Veteran’s Day Discount
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is pleased to offer free admission for all that have served including retired and active duty military with ID. We thank you for your service to our country.

November 26 – Thanksgiving Day: Closed

December 25 – Christmas Day: Closed

December 31 – AdAmAn Fireworks Display
The Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club has been a tradition since 1922. The unique group of mountaineers, who each year on December 30th and 31st, climb the icy slopes of the world famous Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve ignite a glorious fireworks display from the summit to usher in the New Year. For additional information visit adaman.org.