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.
Along the way, you'll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and finally the Summit House. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable. Fish at one of three lakes, enjoy one of our many picnic areas and hiking trails. Learn about the mountain at one of our "Meet the Ranger" interpretive programs and hear about the history, myths, flora and fauna of PIkes Peak - America's Mountain. And take in breathtaking views at every stop.