Summit of Pikes Peak closed to all visitors March 22-May 23

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Effective Monday, March 22, the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until May 23. The closure is for the safety of all visitors and workers as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex enters the final phase of construction. During this time, heavy equipment will be moving boulders throughout the site in preparation for final grading and paving.  Also, it’s expected that the existing, 1960s-era Summit House will be ready for demolition sometime in the next two weeks.

Throughout the closure and weather permitting, Pikes Peak Highway visitors will be able to park at Devils Playground where they can enjoy views from 13,500 feet and hike various trails. Hikers will not be able to access the summit and must be prepared to hike back down either the Crags Trail or Barr Trail. Signage indicating the temporary summit closure will be present on both trails.

The new Summit Visitor Center is expected to open in June, 2021. An exact date will be announced soon for the opening.

As always, plan ahead and call 719-385-7325 for current highway conditions. Hours of operation and other information about the highway can be found at

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