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Tickets & Camping Permits

Monday, Nov. 28 2016

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.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets and Camping Permits

Ticket Information

Where to Purchase Tickets: 

  • NEW FOR 2017 – Ticket sales have moved online!  To expedite entry to the event, and improve traffic flow, tickets will NOT be sold at the Gateway.  Click here to purchase practice day tickets, Race Day tickets and camping permits.
  • Tickets can be purchased throughout Race Week at the various locations listed on the race week schedule.
  • PPIHC may limit the number of tickets sold to the 2017 event.
  • Spectators are not guaranteed a parking spot if specific locations are full.
    • Parking at the spectator viewing areas is on a first come, first served basis.

Ticket Prices:

  • Practice day tickets must be purchased online, and are available in limited quantities.
  • Practice day tickets are $25 per day for June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.
  • Camping Permits- $150; Click here to purchase camping permits.
    • $150 per vehicle, each camper must also have a race ticket. Permits are limited. There are no refunds.
  • 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 (June 25, 2017) 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.

Ticket Price Breakdown:

Online Advance

Ticket Prices

Online Race Day

Ticket Prices

Single Ticket $60 ($60/ticket) $70 ($70/ticket)
Vehicle Packs
Family 2 Pack $100 ($50/ticket) $120 ($60/ticket)
Family 3 Pack $135 ($45/ticket) $165 ($55/ticket)
Family 4 Pack $160 ($40/ticket) $200 ($50/ticket)
Family 5 Pack $175 ($35/ticket) $225 ($45/ticket)
Family 6 Pack $180 ($30/ticket) $240 ($40/ticket)
Family 7 Pack $210 ($30/ticket) $280 ($40/ticket)
Family 8 Pack $240 ($30/ticket) $320 ($40/ticket)
Single Motorcycle Ticket $30 ($30/ticket) $40 ($40/ticket)
Double Motorcycle Ticket $50 ($25/ticket) $70 ($35/ticket)

*Camping permits are an additional $150 per vehicle.  Permits are limited.

Who needs a Ticket?

  • Anyone who is 10 years of age and over needs to purchase a race ticket. Tickets can be purchased online, or at specific locations during Race Week (see the race week schedule).  A camping permit is required for each vehicle.  Campers, please remember, each individual must also purchase a Race Day ticket.

Will Call:

  • Online tickets and camping permit purchases may be verified at the Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Gateway on Saturday June 24th from Noon – 6:00pm and on Sunday, June 25th from 3:00 am – 10:00 am. Please bring your photo ID on Race Day and the Gateway staff will verify your online purchase.

Practice/Qualifying Spectator Information:

  • Practice dates are June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2017. To attend practice you must purchase a ticket for each specific practice day.
  • All spectators must sign a liability waiver before attending practice sessions.
  • Gates open at 4:00 am. Gates close at 4:45 am. No Exceptions.  The Start Line closes to uphill traffic at 4:45 am. (For those who wish to view practice from above the Start Line area, it is recommended to arrive at 4:00 am.  The Start Line is about 7 miles up the Pikes Peak Highway from the Gateway).
  • All spectators must watch the race from designated areas along the course (Start Line, Glen Cove, Devil’s Playground).  Spectators found outside of these areas are subject to trespassing tickets.
  • No spectators will be allowed to move up and down the course once practice has started.
  • Official qualifying times will be determined on the bottom section of the course at practice sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, click here for the 2017 practice and qualifying schedule.

Camping Information

General Information:

  • Limited camping permits for June 24th, (night before the race) are available for $150 each and must be purchased online. Click here to purchase.
  • There are four locations available: Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Ground, and 9 Mile (9 Mile is tent camping only). These permits are for camping only.  Any camper who wishes to attend the race on June 25th must also purchase an individual race ticket in order to attend the event. Please refer to the course map for the four camping locations.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • The Gateway opens to campers at 12:00 p.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday June 24th.  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 12:00 p.m.
  • All Vehicles Over 10’ clearance – Enter through Gate 3 (far right entrance)
  • Specific Camping Details and Information for Glen Cove, Ski Area, and Halfway Picnic Ground:
  • Maximum length for motor homes and trailers – 24 ft. (19’ wheel base maximum).
  • Maximum length for 5th wheels (not including tow vehicle)- 26 ft.

(The 26′ restriction is for the 5th wheel only it is not the total length including the tow vehicle)

  • No trailers on Race Day- Trailers allowed for overnight camping with permit only on Saturday.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • There are no provisions to dispose of gray or black water from self-contained trailers and/or motor homes. This waste must be disposed of at an approved sanitary disposal (not available on Pikes Peak).
  • Open fires are prohibited.  Gas and propane stoves with shutoff valves are allowed (pending local restrictions, laws and bans).
  • Camping permits are restricted to the camping site designated on the front of the permit.
  • 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.

Specific Camping Details and Information for 9 Mile:

  • 50 tent camping permits will be available for purchase. 9 Mile is tent camping only.
  • No motor homes allowed in the 9 Mile Area.
  • No 5th wheels allowed in the 9 Mile Area.
  • No trailers allowed in the 9 Mile Area.
  • No mini buses and/or any vehicles with more than 6 seats are allowed in the 9 Mile camping area.
  • 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.
  • One camping permit needed per car and one camping permit needed per motorcycle.
  • Open fires are prohibited.  Gas and propane stoves with shutoff valves are allowed (pending local restrictions, laws and bans).
  • Camping permits are restricted to the camping site designated on the front of the permit.
  • 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.

Accident Waiver and Release of Liability:

All spectators agree to the following:

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.  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, sanctioning bodies, and any of their employees, agents, officers, volunteers, directors, and others individuals affiliated with the Event.

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.

Release of Media and Intellectual Property Rights

All spectators agree to the following:

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 Media 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 Media, including but not limited to images and footage taken by spectators at PPIHC events and/or persons without media credentials.

Notice of Filming and Photography:

All spectators agree to the following:

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.

You agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.