National Cemetery Administration
Pikes Peak National Cemetery
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
For more information about Pikes Peak National Cemetery, call 719-391-6920.
Hours: Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.
Currently, we accept casketed and cremated remains for in-ground burial only.
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.
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 new 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 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 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 25 May 2018 and the first burials took place on 1 November 2018 in the Early Turn-over Area (ETO) area of the cemetery. Currently, we accept casketed and cremated remains for in-ground burial only. When the entire initial phase of construction is complete in the fall of 2019, we will have additional burial options available to include columbarium niches.
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.
Fresh cut flowers may be placed on the graves throughout the year. Temporary plastic flower containers are available for use.
Artificial flowers are only permitted on graves from November through March.
Permanent plantings are not permitted on graves at any time.
Potted plants are only permitted on graves five days before and five days after Easter and Memorial Day.
Floral items will be removed from graves as soon as they become faded or unsightly.
Christmas wreaths or grave blankets are permitted on graves during the holiday season and will be removed not later than January 20th. Grave floral blankets may not be larger than two feet by three feet.
Floral items and decorations may not be secured to headstones. Unacceptable items include statues, vigil lights, glass objects, pinwheels, balloons, political signs or items, commemorative items, and any grave decoration taller than the headstone.
During the lawn mowing and grounds maintenance season, floral items will be removed from graves every week. The lawn mowing schedule is available from the cemetery staff.
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.
This cemetery is currently under construction. For more information, please call 719-216-1025, or check out the Pikes Peak National Cemetery fact sheet.
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.