Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2022

8:00am - 5:00pm 26 Jun, 2022
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Pikes Peak, Colorado

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is not just a race to the top, it’s a race to the clouds

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is an annual event where automobiles race to the summit of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain. 2022 marks the 100th Running of the event. The race has been happening since 1916 and is also known as The Race to the Clouds. The race to the top is 12.42 miles (19.98 k) with 156 turns and competitors cross the finish line at 14,115 feet.

Best views of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. If you are going to see the race in person, you can view the event from several locations; Devils Playground, Cove Creek, Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic

Grounds and of course the Start Line so you can get up close to the racers and their mode of transportation.

There are designated areas for spectators to watch, which is strictly enforced as the race is unpredictable and dangerous – all part of the fun. The race starts at 7:30am but no vehicles are allowed past the starting line after 6:30am so you have to plan to arrive a lot earlier. Spectators arriving after 6:30am must park below the Start Line.

How to get around Pikes Peak

If you are driving to the race, there are various parking lots, but they fill up quickly, so plan to arrive early on Race Day. A shuttle runs from the parking lot below the Start Line and to the Pit Area.

Other parking areas are adjacent to spectator areas, so there is fairly easy walking access. All spectators must view the action from inside the designated spectator areas.

Where to stay on or around Pikes Peak

There are a number of great hotels in the area close to the site such as Colorado Springs Marriot, The Broadmoor Hotel and Hotel Elegante

Many people camp on Pikes Peak the night before the event. Buy a camping pass as soon as they go on sale as they sell out quickly. There are four camping locations Glen Cove, Ski Area, Halfway Picnic Grounds, and 9 Mile, although 9-Mile is tent camping only.

There are also loads of motels, campgrounds, Airbnb’s  and hotels in Downtown Colorado Springs available near the Pikes Peak area. 

Insider Race Day tips

Purchase tickets online in advance – Family Packs are the best value!
Plan to arrive at the Gateway by 4am
Drink plenty of water
Wear sunscreen
Dress in layers since the weather is really unpredictable
Bring a camp chair or blanket

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb History

The race has been going since 1916 and is also known as the Race to the Clouds. Check out the trailer for ‘100 Years in the Making’:

Things to do in the Pikes Peak region

Either before or after race day, you have to make it a priority to hike to the summit of Pikes Peak on Barr Trail – or if hiking is not your thing you can drive your car or take a tour bus to the summit.

Other attractions close to Pikes Peak include Santa’s Workshop (just below the Gateway), Seven Falls and the town of Manitou Springs. Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is a must do for adrenaline junkies.

You can also go white water rafting, trail running, mountain biking and horseback riding. The Garden of the God’s Park is on point for mind blowing scenery.

You can cross America’s highest suspension bridge at Royal Gorge, and of course spend time in one of the many local breweries – or visit them all.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2022 Schedule

Technical Inspection – Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs – Monday, June 21, 2021 9am-4pm– free and open to the public

Practice and Qualifying Sessions – Tuesday to Friday, June 21-24, 2022 – plan to arrive at the Gateway at 4:00am; sessions run from 5:30am to 8:30am – purchase tickets online in advance

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – Sunday, June 26, 2022 – purchase tickets online in advance

You may be coming to watch the thrilling and dangerous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb but you’ll want to stay and experience all the magic and wildness that Pikes Peak and the surrounding areas have to offer.

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