Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Highway Protocol Bulletin

Friday, May. 19 2017

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain

Highway Protocol Bulletin

Posted Online: May 19, 2017

Last Updated:  May 19, 2017



The following will be strictly enforced:

  • Under no circumstances is the parking lot at Santa’s Workshop to be used for parking of any passenger vehicles, race vehicles, and/or trailers, of competitors and/or teams, at any time.
  • Competitors are not allowed to pit and/or park on any portion of the Pikes Peak Highway road surface at any time. All competitors need to be parked and pitted in the designated parking and/or pit parking spaces.
  • The speed limit on the Pikes Peak Highway is strictly enforced. Speeding on the Pikes Peak Highway may result in a PPIHC penalty and/or fine.
  • During practice and testing, when coming downhill between runs, competitors must stay in their lane, follow two-way traffic rules, and drive at, or under, the posted speed limit.
  • When testing and practice sessions are over, it is imperative to remember that tourists are driving up the Pikes Peak Highway and the road is open to the general public. Two-way traffic rules are in place, and competitors must use extreme caution when going downhill.
  • The road is turned over to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain at 8:30am on all testing and practice days. Competitors must be prepared to depart their designated pit area by 9:30am each day.
  • If competitors wish to spend additional time on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain past 9:30am they must exit the Pikes Peak Highway and re-enter through the Gateway after paying the toll. Only street legal cars will be allowed on the Pikes Peak Highway during public hours and all drivers must obey all posted speed limits and traffic laws.  If any competitor is found on the mountain, without having paid the toll during public hours and/or is cited for violating any traffic laws, they may be subject to a PPIHC penalty and/or fine.
  • No special event filming, photography, or other special activities are allowed without the express written approval of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Manager or designee.

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain is a public toll road 364 days a year.  We must respect the time we are allowed to use the road and surrounding areas.   Competitors who are not willing to adhere to these rules may be penalized.

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