Hiker Information Guide

1. Check hours of operation

  • Verify operating hours before you hike. Hours change seasonally.
  • If someone is picking you up,make sure they get through the uphill gate before it closes.
  • Don't assume transportation will be available. Have a plan B.
  • All persons entering Gateway are subject to posted toll rate

2. Check Mountain Conditions

  • Conditions change drastically and quickly throughout the day.
  • Access to the summit is weather dependent.
  • Barr Trail Hikers: Check in at Barr Camp to verify favorable summit conditions.
  • Ensure you have proper gear and water.
  • If the Highway and/or summit is closed to visitors, parties will not be able to pick up hikers for transport

3. If you will not make the summit by the posted hours - turn around.

Requests for transport will be subject to transport and rescue fees. 

Transport and Rescue Fees

$20/person Transport during normal operating hours
$100/person/hour After hours transport: If the Pikes Peak Highway is closed but staff is still on site, this is the minimum charge based on circumstances.
$500/person

After hours recovery/rescue response: If a hiker requests rescue or assistance after hours, this is the minimum charge based on circumstances.

Pikes Peak staff will only transport as a matter of emergency or safety.  Payment due at time of transport.