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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 30 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 of Operation and Rates


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

October 1 to Thursday before Memorial Day

9:00 am 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

  Current General Admission Fees

 December 1 to April 30:    
 Adults (16 and Over)  $10  per person
 Children (6 to 15)  $5  per person
 Carload Discount Rate (Up to 5 passengers)  $35 per car 
            Carload Rate Additional Adults  $7 per adult 
            Carload Rate Additional Children (6 to 15)  $2  per child 
 North Slope Recreation Area - May 1st to Oct 15 $5 per adult 
            No Access to the Summit    
            State Fishing License Required    

 *Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Pikes Peak Accepted Credit Cards

To request a discounted rate, click here.

Annual Pass Information

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

Pikes Peak Premier Vehicle Pass:

Cost $225.00
Unlimited access for one vehicle
Pass expires: Annually on December 31

Pikes Peak Premier Individual Pass:

Cost: $115.00
Unlimited access for pass holder only, ID required upon entry
Pass expires: Annually December 31

Pikes Peak 5 Trip Pass:

Cost: $150.00
5 punches per card
Pass expires one year from date of issue

Pikes Peak '14er Pass:

Cost: $115.00
14 punches per card
Pass expires one year from date of issue

North Slope Recreation Area Pass:

Cost: $100.00
30 punches per card
Valid for the North Slope Recreation Season - May 1st through Oct 15th  

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.   

Group Rate 1 Dec to 30 Apr: $7.00   per adult  
  $2.00   per child  
Group Rate 1 May to 30 Nov: $10.00   per adult  
  $2.00   per child  


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

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 networks will be considered if part of a multiple family home school network official curriculum activity. Requests for individuals or unofficial curriculum/troop activities will not be considered. All discount rate requests are subject to the review and approval of the Pikes Peak Manager or Designee 


Transport and After Hour Fees

Hikers requiring transportation from the summit must ensure they reach the summit before the posted closure to the summit and their transportation is through the uphill gate by the posted gate hours or they will be charged for the Pikes Peak staff overtime. 

If you are hiking and are unsure if you will reach the summit of Pikes Peak before closing, be safe and turn around.   Emergency and After Hour Fees Hikers or Visitors requiring emergency transport from Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Staff will be required to pay a transportation or after-hour fee. Note: Pikes Peak Staff will only transport as a matter of emergency or safety.

Transport During Normal Operating Hours: $20 per person

After Hours Transport: $100 per person per hour minimum charge if a hiker/tourist requires transport when the Pikes Peak Highway is closed but Pikes Peak Staff is still on site. This is a minimum charge based on circumstances.

After Hours Recovery/Rescue Response: $500 per person will be charged if a hiker/tourist requests rescue/recovery or assistance from Pikes Peak Staff after hours. This is a minimum charge based on circumstances.