Pikes Peak National Cemetery
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Artist's rendering of Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset. For more information about Pikes Peak National Cemetery, call 719-391-6920.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.
Currently, we accept casketed remains for in-ground burials and cremated remains for both in-ground and above-ground burials (columbarium).
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran.
Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
» Eligibility for Burial in a VA National Cemetery
From the Colorado Springs Airport: Head north on Milton E. Proby Parkway Airport Exit Toward Service Road. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto Milton E. Proby Parkway. Turn left onto Creterra Parkway. Merge onto CO-21 South. Turn left onto Bradley Road. Turn left onto S. Marksheffel Blvd. Turn right onto Drennan Road. The destination will be on the right.
Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.
For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule.
Pikes Peak National Cemetery is a 374-acre Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) national cemetery located in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 95,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members for the next 100 years.
The initial phase of construction developed approximately 65 acres and provide for approximately 13,300 gravesites, accommodating both casketed and cremated remains. In addition to gravesites, the cemetery includes other features such as a front entrance off Drennan Road, an administration building, a maintenance building, a flag pole assembly area, a memorial walkway, committal shelters, and a public information center with electronic gravesite locator and restrooms. Other cemetery infrastructure features will include roads, landscaping, utilities and irrigation.
The cemetery was officially dedicated on May 25, 2018 and the first burials took place on November 1, 2018 in the Early Turn-over Area (ETO) area of the cemetery.
Currently, we accept casketed and cremated remains for in-ground and cremated remains for both in-ground and above-ground burials (columbarium).
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
We welcome and encourage fresh-cut flowers throughout the year and provide flower containers for gravesite display. Cemetery visitors are free to use the containers located in receptacles placed throughout the grounds. Once the blooms are spent or damaged by weather, they are removed. They also may be removed for routine mowing or other maintenance every Wednesday.
Artificial flowers are only allowed after the end of mowing operations in the fall on November 30th and must be removed when mowing resumes in the spring on March 15th.
On Easter and Memorial Day, potted plants and artificial flowers may be placed on gravesites from the Thursday before the holiday until the following Wednesday. During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through January 15th, wreaths less than 18 inches in diameter and gravesite blankets may be placed on gravesites.
To maintain the dignity of the cemetery, commemorative items, balloons, pinwheels, glass items, votive lights, food, statues, shepherd's hooks, permanent plantings and items taller than the marble headstones among other items, are not permitted and will be removed immediately.
No item or object may be attached to a headstone or marker in a national cemetery.
Note: Pikes Peak National Cemetery has an abundance of wild life that may eat fresh flowers or arrangements.
VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors.
Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.
In January 2014, VA purchased the land known as the Rolling Hills Ranch, located east of Marksheffel Road, between Bradley and Drennan Roads for $4.49 million. The property is located in El Paso County. In the spring of 2015, VA awarded AES Group, a service-disabled Veteran-owned small business architecture and engineering firm from Parker, Colorado, a contract to design the cemetery. The VA awarded a contract for construction of the cemetery in October 2017. The initial phase of construction will develop approximately 65 acres and provide for approximately 13,300 gravesites, accommodating both casketed and cremated remains.
In addition to gravesites, the cemetery will include other features such as a front entrance on Drennan Road, an administration building, a maintenance building, a flag pole assembly area, a memorial walkway, committal shelters, and a public information center with electronic gravesite locator and restrooms. Other cemetery infrastructure features will include roads, landscaping, utilities and irrigation.
We are developing educational content for this national cemetery, and will post new materials as they become available. Visit the Veterans Legacy Program and NCA History Program for additional information. Thank you for your interest.