Pikes Peak introduces round-trip shuttles for 2024 season

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — With warming temperatures and snow melting, America’s Mountain is getting ready for the busy season with a new way to reach the summit of Pikes Peak in 2024.

According to the City of Colorado Springs, this year Pikes Peak will offer round-trip shuttles from Mile 7 to the summit of Pikes Peak. Shuttles will start on May 24 and run through Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ticket holders can board the shuttle at their reserved time and once on the summit can explore until they are ready to return down on the shuttle.

Shuttles will be available every 30 minutes and the City said guests should budget about three hours for the shuttle experience including time on the summit.

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Meantime, reservations to drive up and park at the summit are now available. Parking reservations via a timed entry permit are required from Friday, May 24 through Monday, Sept. 30, according to the City. There will be same-day reservations at the Pikes Peak Highway Gateway as space is available.

“We are excited to welcome back visitors and recreationists to Pikes Peak for the 2024 season,” said Skyler Rorabaugh, Manager of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring a safe and memorable experience for all who come to enjoy the natural beauty, breathtaking views, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities that America’s Mountain has to offer.”

The City also plans to open the North Slope Recreation Area along the Pikes Peak Highway on Wednesday, May 1 depending on the weather. Daily entry permits are $5 per guest, while children under 16 are free with no reservation required. New in 2024 will be a daily entry parking pass due to parking limitations.

Vehicle access and some trails around North and South Catamount reservoirs are closed for the 2024 and 2025 seasons for the Colorado Springs Utilities dam repair project.

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