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September Event Closures - "Take 2"



August 22, 2013                                                                     


Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain

September Event Closures - “Take 2”

Universal Pictures will be shooting a film on location on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during the month of September. The director of the film has requested the accommodation of a revised schedule due to several complex shoots that involve a longer setup time than initially thought. In order to provide the best chance of success for this film, a change in the closure schedule has been granted.  This change will affect all visitors who wish to drive the Pikes Peak Highway or access the North Slope Recreation Area during some days between September 3 and 10.

The Pikes Peak Highway WILL BE OPEN to the summit on Labor Day weekend and September 3.  Closure details are as follows:

 September 4 and 5

  • Pikes Peak Highway – CLOSED from Glen Cove to the summit. Visitors will not be allowed to go above Glen Cove nor access the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway.
  • North Slope area - OPEN as usual

September 6 and September 10

  • Pikes Peak Highway, including the North Slope Recreation Area - CLOSED to all visitors.

These areas will be open to visitors and the summit on the other dates, weather permitting, but there will be filming activities during our operating hours so visitors should anticipate intermittent traffic delays on the highway. 


Access to the summit via Barr Trail and Crags Trail is open; however, hikers should be prepared to hike off of the mountain as the highway will be closed and there will be no transportation from the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway.

Cog Railway

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway will operate during their normal scheduled hours during these closures. Visit their website at www.cograilway.comfor more information.

We know that visitors plan vacations in advance. We understand that these closures will impact these plans, and apologize in advance for the inconvenience. In recognition of this, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will offer a 50% discount on September 4 and 5 to all visitors on the Pikes Peak Highway. No other discounts will apply and the discount is not applicable to the North Slope Recreation Area.

The North Slope Recreation Area will extend their 2013 season, weather permitting, through October 27, 2013 and there will be no charge to access the North Slope Recreation Area from October 21- 27.

We are excited to be a part of this filming opportunity and all that it means to the Pikes Peak Region. Visit our website, www.pikespeakcoloroado.comor our Facebook Page updates and additional details about this event as more details become available.   


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