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.

Current Hours and Rates

 Hours Uphill Gates Open Uphill Gates Close Pikes Peak Summit Closes Downhill Gates Close

Tuesday after Labor Day to Sept. 30

7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Current General Admission Fee

 May 1 to November 30 

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

North Slope Recreation Area - Opens May 1

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

Download Year-Round Hours of Operation 

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. 

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. 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 a special group rate to official military training, education and 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.

Request a discounted rate

SPECIAL GROUP RATE

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

Events & Specials

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.

Crystal Reservoir Dam work is scheduled to be completed by Colorado Springs Utilities for the summer of 2022. As a result, Crystal Reservoir is very low. The reservoir will be refilled once the work is complete. North Catamount and South Catamount Reservoir: Due to parking limitations, a free parking pass required. There are 120 parking spots available. A portion is available for reservation via the online store. The remaining will be on a space-available basis each day at the Gateway. Once the parking lots are full, the Catamount gate will be closed and it will be opened as visitors leave and parking becomes available. For additional information visit the North Slope page.

May 8 – 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 4 -5 – 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, June 4th – 5th, and June 10th – 12th. 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 www.ppihc.com.

June 10 – 12 – 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, June 4th – 5th, and June 10th – 12th. 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 www.ppihc.com.

June 19 – 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!

June 21 – 24 – 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, June 21st – 24th. 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 www.ppihc.com.

June 26 – Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain  PO Box 1575-MC 060  Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Office (719) 385-7705  Fax (719) 385-5153  www.pikespeakcolorado.com

The Race to the Clouds will be run on the 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! For more information regarding the race please visit www.ppihc.com.

IMPORTANT: Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is closed to tourists on the day of the race.

August 13 – The Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit

The Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit, 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 https://www.coloradospringssports.org/cycletothesummit/

August 27 – Pikes Peak Sunrise Opening

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is excited to offer a special sunrise opening. The Gateway will open at 4:45 a.m. with last entry for the special event at 6:30 a.m. A timed entry permit and admission fees must be purchased in advance online. There will be no at Gateway sales made and no access to the North Slope Recreation Area offered. This event is only offered a few times a year, and it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

September 10 – Pikes Peak Challenge

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. For additional information visit www.pikespeakchallenge.com

September 11 – Pikes Peak Sunrise Opening

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is excited to offer a special sunrise opening. The Gateway will open at 4:45 a.m. with last entry for the special event at 6:30 a.m. A timed entry permit and admission fees must be purchased in advance online. There will be no at Gateway sales made and no access to the North Slope Recreation Area offered. This event is only offered a few times a year, and it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

September 17 - 18 – Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

The 65th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Pikes Peak Marathon will once again redefine what most call running in America's Ultimate Challenge. On September 17th, the summit of Pikes Peak will be closed until 1:00 pm due to Ascent activities. Guests will be able to drive to Devils Playground at 16-mile only during this time frame. For additional information visit www.pikespeakmarathon.org.

October 16 – North Slope Recreation Area Closes

ATTENTION FISHERMAN AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS – Today is the last day to fish and enjoy the North Slope Recreation Area. Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes CLOSE for fishing and the North Slope Recreation Area CLOSES for the season after today. For additional information visit https://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 24 – 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 www.adaman.org.