Hours of Operation and Tollgate Fees

Hours of Operation

The Pikes Peak Highway is open year-round, as weather permits.

Dates Uphill Gate Opens Uphill Gate Closes Summit Closes Downhill Gate Closes
May 26 through September 4 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.
September 5 through September 30 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
October 1 to May 25 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

The highway is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, the entire highway, or parts of it, may close when weather events would make travel unsafe. Please call (719) 385-7325 to confirm.

Tollgate Fees

Please see the following table for toll fees related to traveling on the Pikes Peak Highway:

Description May 1 to Nov. 30 Dec 1 to April 30
Per Person (ages 16 & older) $15 $10
Per Person (ages 6-15) $5 $5
Family Plan (up to 5 passengers) $50 per vehicle $35 per vehicle

Note:  Access to the North Slope Recreation Area costs $5 per adult.  However, access to the summit is not included in that price. A valid Colorado Fishing license is required.

Annual Passes & Group Discounts

For information about Annual Passes and Group Discounts, please refer to the City of Colorado Springs web site for Pikes Peak.