Adult: $10 | Child (6-15): $5 | Carload up to 5 people: $35


Oct 1 to Thursday before Memorial Day: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
Last entry: 3 p.m.*

*Please note that weather conditions determine if the Pikes Peak summit is open, call 719-385-7325 to check for road conditions.

Average Time

2 to 3 hours, round trip

Exertion Level


Looking for fun things to do in Colorado Springs? How about driving to the top of Pikes Peak, one of the most visited mountains on the planet? This majestic Colorado 14er 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. Get Pikes Peak tickets and take a trip to the summit to experience one of the best Colorado Springs attractions. In fact, it is one of the coolest things to do in Colorado, period.

The safe and scenic Pikes Peak Highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy 19 miles of mountain terrain, with frequent pull-offs for you to get out, stretch your legs, and take photos. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views, four different Colorado life zones and unique animal sightings, like the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, yellow-bellied marmots and (rumored) Big Foot. The “Meet the Ranger” program is the perfect place to learn about Pikes Peak’s history, geology, nature, wildlife, and events. With so much to explore, you’ll never be wondering what do in Colorado Springs.

Stop along the way at the North Slope Recreation Area, where licensed fisherman can try their luck for elusive trout in three different lakes (May-Oct) and adventure-seekers can hike and bike on nearby trails. Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop and the Historic Glen Cove Inn are also can’t-miss Colorado attractions on your journey to the top. Put us on the itinerary when you plan a trip to Colorado.

From May 24th to mid October, at Mile 7, 13, and 16, you’ll find ample parking and free shuttles that depart from Devils Playground every five minutes to take visitors to the summit while the highly anticipated new Summit House is built. Don’t worry, though. The current Summit House is still open for business, with its world famous hot and fresh donuts served daily, hot coffee, flavorful fudge and a variety of cool gifts available for you to commemorate your 14,115-foot climb. Enjoy all the best things to eat at one of the best places to visit in Colorado.

From the summit’s various viewing areas, you’ll absolutely want to snap photos of Pikes Peak’s incredible scenery. On the clearest days, you can see five states (Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Kansas) and even the curvature of the earth fading into the distance.

Pikes Peak is a must-see if you’re looking for things to do near Denver. It is among the most beautiful places to see in Colorado Springs. In fact, it is the very mountain that inspired the song “America the Beautiful.” Visit Pikes Peak!


14,115ft Above Ordinary

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