PIKES PEAK- AMERICA’S MOUNTAIN

Prices

Adult: $15 | Child (6-15): $5 | Carload up to 5 people: $50

Hours

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily | Last car goes up at 3 p.m.

Average Time

2 to 3 hours, round trip

Details

Few places in the world so grand in scale are also accessible to experience first-hand. The safe, scenic 19-mile highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. Along the way, discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing (May-Oct), picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. The grandeur of the mountain often piques the curiosity of visitors, and the “Meet the Ranger” program is the perfect place to learn first-hand about Pikes Peak’s history, geology, nature, wildlife, and events.

You soon realize this is unlike any other highway you have driven. There are no billboards or caravans of speeding motorists here, just a peaceful, winding journey to another world. Keep an eye out for deer, elk, yellow-bellied marmots, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep and the infamous Bigfoot.

FAQs

Pikes Peak- America’s Mountain and the entrance to the Pikes Peak Highway are located West of Colorado Springs in Cascade. Follow these directions or enter 5089 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80809 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Highway 24: – Head West past Manitou Springs. Turn Left at the First Light (Fountain Ave) into Cascade. You will run into the Pikes Peak Gateway.

Have a minimum of a ½ tank of fuel.
Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, dizziness, poor appetite, nausea, and impaired judgement. The best treatment is to retreat to lower altitude. Drinking plenty of fluids and acclimating to the area prior to visiting can help with symptoms.
Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is not a national park so the national parks passes cannot be used.
Call 719-385-7325 and press 1 twice, they will tell you the weather/ road conditions!
Hot brakes can fail. Drive down the mountain in low gear or low range. Let your transmission do the work. Save your brakes. If you are unsure how to use your low gears, ask a Ranger for help.
Complete hours/rates here
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. Hours and rates change seasonally. Click here for a full listing of our hours and rates.
The drive is not recommended for infants under the age of six months or anyone with a history of cardiac or respiratory problems. Consult your physician prior to your visit if you have concerns.

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