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Pikes Peak - America's Mountain September Event Closures

NEWS RELEASE

August 16, 2013                                                                     

                                                                                                 

Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain September Event Closures

Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain has been in discussion with Universal Pictures concerning a filming opportunity that will benefit both the City of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain. This opportunity will affect all visitors during the weeks of September 3rd to September 13th wishing to drive the Pikes Peak Highway or access the North Slope Recreation Area.

The Pikes Peak Highway, including the North Slope Recreation Area, will be closed to all visitors on September 5th and 10th. On September 3rd and 4th the highway will be closed from Glen Cove to the Summit which means that visitors will not be able to go above Glen Cove nor access the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway. We 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. 

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway will operate during their normal scheduled hours during these closures. Visit their website at www.cograilway.com for more information. Access to the summit via Barr Trail and Crags Trail is open however; there will be no transportation from the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway. Hikers should be prepared to hike off of the mountain.   

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will offer a 50% discount on September 3rd and 4th to all visitors on the Pikes Peak Highway. No other discounts shall 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 21st to October 27th.

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 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pikes-Peak-Americas-Mountain/442505189115878for updates and additional details about this event as more details become available.   

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