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DIA to temporarily reopen Pikes Peak lot again this weekend

The shuttle lot will be open for several hours Friday and Saturday.

DENVER — Denver International Airport (DIA) announced on Thursday it will reopen its Pikes Peak shuttle parking lot for two days this week. 

The lot will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 22, and 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, according to the airport. 

DIA said that while the lot is closed, shuttle service will continue from the terminal to the parking lot so passengers can return to their cars. Passengers returning to their cars in the Pikes Peak lot will pick up the shuttle from Level 5 on the east side only, at island 3 near door 511.  

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The Pikes Peak lot is $8 per day and is located at 75th Avenue and North Elk Street. This weekend, the only acceptable form of payment at the lot is credit card or debit card.

Due to ongoing bus driver shortages, bus service from the Pikes Peak lot to the terminal will be reduced, so passengers who park in Pikes Peak should allow an extra 45 minutes to get to the terminal.

DIA recommends passengers arrive inside the airport at least two hours prior to their boarding time.

The Pikes Peak and Mount Elbert lots, the airport's two biggest shuttle lots, were closed in May 2020. Shuttle driver shortages have prevented them from reopening, according to the airport. The airport temporarily opened the Pikes Peak lot for two days last weekend due to anticipated high passenger volumes.

Shuttle service in both economy lots will be limited while Pikes Peak is open. Passengers can walk to the terminal from the economy lots if they do not wish to wait for a shuttle.

DIA said parking at off-airport facilities will likely be at or near capacity this weekend, and recommends passengers seek other forms of transportation when possible, such as the RTD A-Line or a rideshare.

The airport said their goal is to permanently reopen the Pikes Peak lot before the holidays, but that depends on the ability to hire additional bus drivers. 

If you are looking for a job, ABM Aviation, the airport's shuttle bus operator, is seeking CDL drivers. Starting pay is $22 to $23 per hour. To apply, visit jobs.flydenver.com or abm.com/careers and search "driver."

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