The new state-of-the-art Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center (altitude: 14,115 feet) opened in June 2021, providing people of all ages and abilities an exciting new experience on the summit of Pikes Peak. The facility provides improved accessibility throughout the entire summit, engaging interpretive exhibits that share the history of the mountain, a revamped gift shop, and indoor and outdoor dining areas where visitors can enjoy a world-famous Pikes Peak donut and other delicious treats while taking in the expansive views. The building and outdoor walkways were designed to create a seamless, immersive experience. From arrival at the summit and through all steps, visitors are enveloped in the natural forms of America’s Mountain.
Try our delicious fudge, made fresh daily at 14,115 feet. And to get the most from your visit, let our helpful staff answer your questions about the Peak and area attractions.
Gift Shop at Crystal Reservoir
Summer Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
One of your first stops on the way up the mountain. The shop’s large wooden beams and peaked ceilings give it a great, rustic feel.
Gift Shop at Glen Cove
Summer Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
This gift shop is in a historic structure midway up the Peak at 11,450 feet. Shop for gifts, have a snack and enjoy the scenery. Look carefully — you may see yellow-bellied marmots and bighorn sheep among the rocks.
Gift Shop at Summit House
Summer Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Shopping is more exhilarating at 14,115 feet — but the gift shop isn’t the only attraction here. The 360° views from the summit are simply amazing. There’s also a monument describing how Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write the poem that became “America the Beautiful.”