Hours of Operation and Tollgate Fees

Hours of Operation

The Pikes Peak Highway is open year-round, as weather permits.  However, reservations are required to visit the summit from the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day. (see below)

Dates Uphill Gate Opens Uphill Gate Closes Summit Closes Downhill Gate Closes
Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.
Tuesday after Labor Day to September 30 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.
October 1 to the Thursday before Memorial Day 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


Reservations Required to Visit the Summit

From the Friday before Memorial Day through September 30, a Timed Entry Permit is required. This permit allows you to select a two-hour window to drive straight to the summit and then visit other areas on the mountain on the way down.  If you do not purchase this permit, your vehicle will not be allowed past the parking lot at Mile 16 (Devils Playground). This permit costs an additional $2 per vehicle and is in addition to the tollgate fees noted above.  For additional info or to purchase the permit (or admission), please refer to to the City of Colorado Springs website for Pikes Peak.

North Slope Recreation Area

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 website for Pikes Peak.