Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

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

Event dates

Location Date/Time Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:55pm

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.

Event dates

Location Date/Time Monday, November 11, 2019 (All day)

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

Event dates

Location Date/Time Saturday, September 7, 2019 (All day)

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 http://coloradospringssports.org/index.php/events/pikes-peak-cycling-hil...

Event dates

Location Date/Time Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 7:30am

Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race Week

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will be holding all uphill traffic to the summit until 9 a.m. for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Practice Days, June 25 - June 28.  There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs. We will open to the summit for normal tourist operations at 9 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage. For additional information visit www.ppihc.com. In addition, there will be an early closure on Thursday, June 27 due to construction deliveries. Uphill gates will close at 5 p.m. The Pikes Peak summit closes at 6 p.m. Downhill gates close at 7 p.m.

Event dates

Location Date/Time Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (All day) to Friday, June 28, 2019 (All day)

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain to implement several early closures in June

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will close one hour early on June 27* due to critical construction deliveries for the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex. The deliveries include 60 loads of precast panels on large semi-trailer trucks which will utilize both lanes when navigating the narrow switchbacks.

“These early closures are to ensure the safety of all guests, and we greatly appreciate the patience and flexibility of our visitors during this period of heavy construction on the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex,” said Jack Glavan, manager of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. “We encourage anyone planning a visit on these delivery days to plan ahead and come see us early in the day to maximize your experience on the mountain.”

June 27* (early closure due to construction deliveries)

*UPDATED. Originally planned to close early June 25-28, the gates will now only be closing one hour early on Thursday, June 27. Gates will close at the normal time on the other days.

  • Uphill gates close: 5 p.m.
  • Pikes Peak summit closes: 6 p.m.
  • Downhill gates close: 7 p.m.

The Summit Complex, co-funded by Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain and private donations, will deliver a vastly upgraded visitor experience to better accommodate the record number of visitors who are enjoying Pikes Peak each year. Upgrades include an interactive and interpretive education area focused on the history, significance and geology of Pikes Peak; an improved kitchen and expanded dining facilities; and better retail space. 

In addition, the following schedule adjustments will be made at Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain due to the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in June. This information is posted at www.pikespeakcolorado.com

June 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 (PPIHC tire testing): Uphill traffic to the summit will be held until 8:30 a.m. There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs starting at 7:30 a.m. 

June 25, 26, 27, 28 (PPIHC race week): Uphill traffic to the summit will be held until 9 a.m. There will still be access to the Catamount Reservoirs starting at 7:30 a.m. 

June 30 (PPIHC race day): Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is closed to tourists on race day. For more information regarding the race, visit www.ppihc.com
 

Temporary shuttles to return to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain starting Friday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Shuttle service for nearly all visitors seeking access to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will return starting Friday (May 24). First utilized in 2018, the temporary, complimentary shuttles are being reinstated due to limited parking capacity in the summit lot while the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex is under construction. The shuttle service is expected to operate through mid-October.

“The shuttle service is critical to providing a safe and accessible experience for all visitors who wish to enjoy the summit during the increasingly popular summer season,” said Jack Glavan, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain manager. “We invite visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy our spectacular views while we do the driving for them.”

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain welcomed a record 597,233 visitors in 2018, with 75 percent of visitors coming between May 1 and Sept. 30. The total annual visitation was nearly 100,000 visitors more than in 2017, the previous record.

Starting Friday, visitors seeking summit access will be directed by parking attendants to one of two available parking lots where they can connect with the shuttles, which are 15-passenger vans. The lots are located at the 13-mile and 16-mile highway markers, and each lot will be filled based on capacity. In July, the most popular month for visitors, a third lot at the 7-mile marker will also be used. Shuttle wait times are anticipated to be between 5-10 minutes, and the shuttles will only stop in the designated shuttle parking lots and at the summit where the existing Summit House remains fully operational.

Vehicles carrying persons with mobility disabilities or children in car seats can expect a parking spot on the summit. Summit access cannot be guaranteed for any other vehicles, including motorcycles. Persons with mobility disabilities who would like to use the shuttle should notify the staff at the Gateway so an ADA shuttle will be available at the shuttle lot. The shuttles are unable to accommodate pets and bicycles. 

Seasonal highway toll rates apply to all visitors, and purchasing in advance on pikespeakcolorado.com is highly recommended. The complimentary shuttle service has been budgeted for and is being provided fully by Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, an enterprise division of the City of Colorado Springs. Highway visitors who don’t plan to reach the summit by car – like fisherman, hikers and cyclists – can utilize the highway as normal.

The latest shuttle information is available on www.coloradosprings.gov/pikespeakshuttle.

Construction of the new Summit Complex began in June 2018 and is expected to last through the fall of 2020. When the complex is complete, it is expected that normal traffic patterns will return to the Pikes Peak Highway.

The new Summit Complex and Visitor Center, co-funded by Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain and private donations, will deliver a vastly upgraded visitor experience to better accommodate the record number of visitors who are enjoying Pikes Peak each year. Upgrades include an interactive, interpretive education area focused on the history, significance and geology of Pikes Peak, an improved kitchen, and expanded dining facilities and retail space.