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The experience of a lifetime

The safe and scenic Pikes Peak Highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy 19 miles of mountain terrain, with frequent breathtaking views, four different Colorado life zones and unique animal sightings. From the summit’s various viewing areas, snap photos of Pikes Peak’s incredible scenery.  Pikes Peak is one of Colorado’s majestic 14’ers and is one of the few places so grand in scale that are also accessible to be experienced first-hand by people of all ages and abilities.

The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located just 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24 (see map). Plan for your roundtrip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours. 

Plan your visit 

Pikes Peak Highway

Tickets and Timed Entry Permits

  • Reserve a timed-entry to drive to the summit
  • Reserve a seat on a Pikes Peak shuttle
  • Purchase admission tickets
  • Purchase a North Slope Recreation Area Daily Permit
sunrise on pikes peak

Hours and Rates

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is open year round - weather permitting. 

After Hours Access

Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

Pike Peak Summit Visitor Center sign. Outdoor viewing platform and wall of windows on the visitor center in the background.

Summit Visitor Center

The new state-of-the-art Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center (altitude: 14,115 feet) opened in June 2021, providing people of all ages and abilities an exciting new experience on the summit of Pikes Peak. 

Trip Planner
Today's Hours
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call for current conditions and closures at (719) 385-7325.

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