The brand-new Pikes Peak Summit Complex will also open by the end of June.
Changes are coming to the top of Pikes Peak. The mountain is beginning to fully open again after years of construction and renovations. Starting June 15, visitors will once again be able to drive to the mountain's summit.
Since parking will be limited at the top of the 14,115-foot peak, city officials will be releasing details soon about a shuttle system.
In addition to reopening the road, the Pikes Peak Summit Complex will open by June 30. Under construction for three years, the new visitors center will replace the old Summit House, which was in operation since 1964. The state-of-the-art center will have interactive features and displays educating visitors on the role of Pikes Peak in Colorado's storied past.
In addition to the summit renovations, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopened to the public on May 20 following a hefty $100 million makeover. The railway closed over three years ago to replace the train cars and update the rails and steel ties.
Initially opening in the late 19th century, the Cog Railway starts at a train depot in Manitou Springs and does a slow climb to the top of Pikes Peak. As the highest and longest cog railroad globally, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a time-honored piece of Colorado's legacy.
A ribbon-cutting and celebration on June 30 will commemorate the Cog Railway's 130th anniversary and reopen the visitors center.
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