Tickets & Camping Permits

WARNING: The PPIHC is a dangerous race and all spectators must attend at their own risk.

Spectator viewing areas do not insure safety.

Before purchasing tickets, all spectators must read the Spectator Guide and FAQs.


Ticket Information for Race Day, August 30, 2020 Where to Purchase Tickets: 

  • Tickets are sold online HERE and throughout Race Week at various locations listed on the Race Week Schedule.
  • Tickets will NOT be sold at the Gateway.
  • PPIHC may limit the number of tickets sold to the 2020 event.

 Online Advance
Ticket Prices
Online Race Day
Ticket Prices
Single Ticket$65 ($65/person)$75 ($75/person)
Vehicle Packs - All "Family Pack" Ticket Holders must enter the Gateway in the same vehicle
Family 2 Pack $110 ($55/person)$130 ($65/person)
Family 3 Pack$150 ($50/person)$180 ($60/person)
Family 4 Pack $180 ($45/person)$220 ($55/person)
Family 5 Pack $200 ($40/person)$250 ($50/person)
Family 6 Pack $210 ($35/person)$270 ($45/person)
Family 7 Pack $245 ($35/person)$315 ($45/person)
Family 8 Pack $280 ($35/person)$360 ($45/person)
Single Motorcycle Ticket$35 ($35/person)$45 ($45/person)
Double Motorcycle Ticket$60 ($30/person)$80 ($40/person)
Ticket Prices:

  • Practice day tickets are $50 per day. (August 25, 26, 27, 28)
  • Camping Permits are $150 per vehicle – Each camper must also have a Race Day ticket.
  • Race Day General Admission ticket prices vary based on the total number of attendees in a vehicle.  There must be a functioning seatbelt for every attendee inside the vehicle.  Tickets purchased online before Race Day (August 30, 2020) are discounted $10 each from their online Race Day prices.
  • There are no refunds.
  • No tickets will be sold after 10am on Race Day.
  • No admittance to the event after 12pm on Race Day.

Who needs a Ticket?

  • Anyone who is 10 years of age and over needs to purchase a race ticket.

Will Call:

  • If you purchased your Race Day Ticket or Camping Permit online, it is recommended that you print it in advance. If you are unable to print your ticket/permit, present your ID at Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway on Saturday, August 29th from 11:00am – 6:00pm (Camping Permit) or on Sunday, August 30th from 2:30 am – 10:00 am (Race Day Ticket).

Ticket Information for Practice / Qualifying Sessions, August 25-28, 2020:

  • Practice dates are August 25-28, 2020.
  • To attend Practice, you must purchase tickets for that specific practice day.
  • Practice Day tickets may be purchased HERE. Quantities are limited.
  • Practice sessions begin at approximately 5:00 a.m. and end at 8:30 a.m.
  • Gates open at 4:00 a.m. and close at 4:45 a.m. No Exceptions.
  • The Start Line is approximately 7 miles past the Gateway.
  • The Start Line closes to uphill traffic at 4:45 a.m. For those wishing to view from above the Start Line, plan to arrive at the Gateway at 4:00 a.m.
  • Spectators may view the sessions from the Start Line, Glen Cove or Devils Playground only.
  • Spectators found outside of these areas are subject to trespassing tickets.
  • Spectators are not allowed to move up or down the course once Practice has started.
  • Spectators attending a Practice session will only see the cars assigned to practice on a specific section each day. (Practice Section Assignments TBD)
  • The course is divided into three sections:
    • Lower Section – Start Line to the switchback below Glen Cove
      • This is the Qualifying Section
    • Middle Section – Glen Cove to 16 Mile
    • Upper Section – Devils Playground to the Summit
  • Official qualifying times will be determined on the lower section of the course at Practice sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The Practice session on Friday, August 28th is optional for competitors. There is no qualifying on this day.

Camping Permit Information, Saturday night, August 29, 2020: General Camping Information:

  • Camping Permits are sold online only – purchase here.
  • There are four locations available: Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Ground, and 9 Mile (9 Mile is tent camping only) Yokohama Course Map.
  • Each camper must also purchase a race ticket in order to attend the event.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • The Gateway opens to campers at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29th.  You must be through the Gateway by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Campers will not be allowed to line up at the Gateway before 11:00 a.m.
  • All vehicles over 10’ clearance use Gate 3 (far right entrance).
  • Campers will not be allowed to line up at the Gateway before 11:00 a.m. This will be strictly enforced.
  • Anyone found occupying a camping space on Pikes Peak prior to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday morning will be removed from the site and will forfeit their right to camp on Pikes Peak.
  • Camping permits are restricted to the camping site designated on the front of the permit.
  • Campers may leave their camp site, but must return to the site before the Gateway closes at 6:00 p.m.  There is no highway traffic after 6:00 p.m.
  • Campers who leave their site once they are on the mountain do so at their own risk.
  • Tent Campers/Car Campers only, who wish to view the race on Sunday from a different spectator area, must notify law enforcement and volunteers in their camping area on Saturday evening.  Campers must be ready to move a vehicle only (no trailers) to another spectator area when the highway opens at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Campers must move all of their belongings in their vehicle as they will not be allowed to return to the camp site.  If you are camping in a trailer or RV, you may not leave your camping area to view from another spectator area.
  • No trailers on Race Day – Trailers allowed for overnight camping with permit only on Saturday.
  • Open fires are prohibited.  Gas and propane stoves with shutoff valves are allowed (pending any local restrictions, laws or bans).
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.), bicycles and unlicensed vehicles are not allowed at any time on the mountain, no exceptions.
  • No pets are allowed on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during race activities including overnight camping.
  • No fireworks.
  • No firearms.
  • All camping locations are primitive sites with no hookups. There are no provisions to dispose of gray or black water, no electricity and no water.

Area Specific – Glen Cove, Ski Area, and Halfway Picnic Grounds:

    • Maximum length for motor homes and trailers – 24 ft. (19 ft. wheel base maximum).
    • Maximum length for 5th wheels (not including tow vehicle)- 26 ft. (The 26 ft. restriction is for the 5th wheel only; it is not the total length including the tow vehicle).

Area Specific – 9 Mile:

    • 9 Mile is tent camping only.
    • No motor homes, 5th wheels, trailers, mini buses or vehicles with more than 6 seats.
    • No Race Day parking is available at 9 Mile. If friends and family want to meet campers on Race Day, 9 Mile will NOT be open for additional parking.

Waivers: ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY I hereby acknowledge that, by attending the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event (“Event”), I will be exposed to a number of risks associated with attendance at the Event and/or by entering the construction site.  I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF ATTENDING THE EVENT AND ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation:

  1. Any and all risks before, during, or after the Event including, but not limited to; injury from objects thrown from spectator areas; injury from race track accidents involving vehicles of any type, parts of race track vehicles, or track debris; injury from fires; injury from natural debris such as rocks or tree limbs; and injury from lightning.
  2. Any and all risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released (“Releasees”).  Releasees include, but are not limited to, The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum, and any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, event participants, sponsors, officials, sanctioning bodies, and any of their employees, agents, officers, volunteers, directors, and other individuals affiliated with the Event.

In the event I am injured during the Event, I agree to promptly report to medical personnel before leaving the mountain. On behalf of myself, my heirs, representatives, beneficiaries, and assigns, I hereby release and hold harmless the Releasees, of and from, and I do discharge and waive, any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, and liabilities that I may have or sustain with respect to any and all damage, illness, injury, of any type, and/or death, arising out of my attendance at the Event. I further agree, as a credentialed attendee of the Event, that no unauthorized, non-credentialed or non-ticket holder(s) shall accompany me to the Event.  If I violate this agreement I release and hold harmless the Releasees, of and from, and I do discharge and waive, any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, and liabilities that anyone may have or sustain with respect to any and all damage, illness, injury, of any type, and/or death, arising out of my negligence. The PPIHC reserves the right to cancel the Event as well as all ancillary events at its own discretion. In the event of a cancellation, no refunds will be given. By entering a construction site, I fully understand that construction and other activities at the construction site are dangerous and involve risk of serious injury, death, and/or property damage.  I hereby release, waive, and discharge, and convenant not to sue, Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum Inc, Pike National Forest, the City of Colorado Springs, GE Johnson Construction, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, including, but not limited to, any and all employees, officers, and contract workers, from any and all damages, losses, penalties, liability, costs, attorney’s fees and expenses of any nature, and any demands, claims, suit, and causes of action therefore, arising out of or resulting from the Undersigned’s presence at the construction site. RELEASE OF MEDIA AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Any and all PPIHC events shall not be recorded or photographed for commercial purposes without the express written consent of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (“PPIHC”). All media (including images, photos, video footage, and audio recordings) and intellectual property rights related to or associated with PPIHC and PPIHC events (collectively, “Media”), including the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb auto race (the “Race”), belongs to PPIHC, and is wholly reserved in perpetuity to PPIHC and its licensees.  All Media from or related to PPIHC events, including but not limited to photos and footage, are part of the PPIHC’s intellectual property and can be used by PPIHC and/or its licensees for promotional purposes or any other purposes.  All Media belongs to PPIHC and is for the PPIHC’s exclusive (except as agreed to by PPIHC), perpetual, and worldwide usage. Any unauthorized use or sale of Media, including, but not limited to, reproduction, retransmission, or the making of or inclusion of Media into a broadcast, internet, web, motion picture, DVD or tape program, or any other form of distribution, without the prior express written consent of the PPIHC, is strictly prohibited.  The licensing or sub-licensing of creative content from PPIHC events shall be strictly forbidden without the prior express written consent of the PPIHC.  The PPIHC has the sole and exclusive rights to all creative content, including but not limited to images and footage taken by spectators at PPIHC events and/or persons without media credentials. The PPIHC trademarked event name, any and all PPIHC photos, and the PPIHC course map are the property of the PPIHC and may not be utilized in any form for product sales without express written permission from the PPIHC.  Payment of appropriate licensing fee is required. NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY When you enter a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (“PPIHC”) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.  By entering the event or program premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, and/or video recording of yourself (collectively, “Materials”), and its/their release, publication, exhibition, reproduction, licensing, alteration, adaption, exploitation, or other use, in any format or medium now existing or hereafter created, and for any purpose, including but not limited to,  web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, publicity, and public relations by PPIHC and its affiliates, representatives, sponsors, and licensees (collectively, “Affiliates”). You release PPIHC and its Affiliates, their officers, employees, and agents, and each and all persons involved, from any liability connected with PPIHC’s or its Affiliates’ exercise of the rights contained in this Notice, including, without limitation, liability for any violation of the right to publicity, for defamation, invasion of privacy, or emotional distress. By entering the event or program premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use of these Materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibition, stream, broadcast, web cast, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission to the program or event is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any interview, photo, image, video and/or audio recording of yourself, taken by PPIHC or the person or entity designated to do so by PPIHC. As a spectator, race official, volunteer, sponsor, competitor or crew member attending the PPIHC, I agree that while attending the Event, I will adhere to the following filming policy: In the event of an accident/incident on or off the course, anyone attending the Event, including but not limited to spectators, race officials, volunteers, sponsors and crew members may continue to film/shoot photos only if the driver is able to get out of the vehicle and there are no known injuries to the competitor, or anyone else involved.  If the competitor is trapped in the vehicle, is unconscious or has significant obvious injuries, all parties in the vicinity will immediately cease capturing images either by camera, cell phone, or any other recording device and will instruct others to do the same. Any images or footage inadvertently captured by any spectator, race official, volunteer, sponsor, crew member or anyone else attending the Event will immediately be turned over to, and become the property of, the PPIHC, their legal representatives, and/or law enforcement. The PPIHC owns all media (including images, photos, video footage, and audio recordings) and intellectual property rights related to or associated with any crash/incident/or sensitive situation.   The PPIHC may deem any media captured as “restricted” and that media belongs to PPIHC and is for the PPIHC’s exclusive (except as agreed to by PPIHC), perpetual, worldwide usage. This includes any and all Media captured that the PPIHC deems restricted. You agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.



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