Frequently Asked...

Top 10 Questions Asked

 

Normally, assuming weather allows, the Pikes Peak Highway is open year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, the space needed for equipment and materials related to the construction of the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex has greatly reduced the parking capacity on the summit of Pikes Peak. As such, Pikes Peak administration has implemented a free shuttle service to take visitors to the summit. Parking for the shuttle is staged at Mile Marker 7 (just after Crystal Reservoir) and at Mile Marker 16 (Devil's Playground). The shuttle is expected to run from May 31, 2018 to September 15, 2018. For more information please refer to: Pikes Peak Shuttle

To find out about today's highway status, you can call the automated telephone service, which is updated as road conditions warrant. Call (719) 385-7325 and select option 1 for current road conditions.

If the highway is open to the top, the Summit House is generally also open ... and serving donuts.

Pets are allowed on Pikes Peak and in the Pike National Forest as long as they are on a leash and properly controlled by their human(s). Only service animals are allowed in the concessions at Crystal Reservoir, Glen Cove and in the Summit House.

RVs are allowed on the highway as long they do not exceed 19 feet (228 inches) in wheelbase or 24 feet in overall length.

Yes, several season passes are available. Check out Hours of Operation and Tollgate Fees

Sorry, no senior discounts are offered. However, discounted rates are offered to large groups, official military and educational/scout discounted rates. All of these discounted rates require pre-approval.

See: Hours of Operation and Tollgate Fees

One word: Spectacular!! The highway is now paved top-to-bottom, and is very well maintained.  However, those who might be a little nervous with heights may want to let someone else do the driving.

Your guess is as good as any. Currently, the Cog Rail status is "Closed Indefinitely".  Everyone associated with Pikes Peak is hoping for the best, but the decision is ultimately up to the owner of the Cog Rail, The Broadmoor Hotel. See:  Ride the Cog Rail for more info.

Seeing Big Foot is certainly unpredictable. However, you can see the Bigfoot Crossing sign just after the Crowe Gulch Picnic Grounds - just before Mile Marker 4.

Learn more about Big Foot on Pikes Peak.