Pikes Peak Is Getting A New Visitor Center …14,000 Feet Up
posted by: Mile High Mamas
If all goes well, Pikes Peak will have a new visitor center atop its summit at the beginning of next year.
A new Summit House Visitor Center at the top of Pikes Peak is scheduled for a spring 2021 opening. The city of Colorado Springs is claiming the structure will be the most sustainable high-altitude structure in the country, if not the world.
In April, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, construction continued at the site, but slowed because of new safety guidelines that were put in place.
The old visitor center hosted 750,000 visitors annually.
The $66 million, 38,000-square-foot building is replacing the mountain’s old visitor center, in place since 1963.
-Dan Boyce Colorado Public Radio