DENVER
09/14/2011 09:56 am ET Updated Nov 14, 2011

Winter Arrives Early On Pikes Peak

Fall has barely arrived in the rest of Colorado, but at the summit of Pikes Peak it appears that winter is setting in -- an early season blizzard on Tuesday morning whitened the top of the peak, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

According to 7News, there was enough snow fall that the highway to the summit was closed and some tourists were stranded at the top for a short period of time until the road was plowed.

And with colder weather moving in, that snow just might stick around for a while. The National Weather Service has even issued a Winter Weather Advisory at higher elevations in the central and southwest Colorado mountains. They predict two to six inches of new snow to accumulate by Thursday morning about 10,000 feet.

The summit of legendary Pikes Peak is just over 14,000 feet above sea level -- the 31st highest peak out of Colorado’s 54 peaks, according to Pikes Peak Country.

Winter is getting so close, perhaps a stop at SNIAGRAB is in order after all? There are still four days left of the bargains spelled backwards at our Mile High Stadium namesake’s famed winter gear sale, now in it’s 57th year.