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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
+1 719-685-5401
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Amazing Views - Great Way to Get to the Top of a Mountain

We had a great ride up to Pike's Peak, the views were breathtaking and our conductor was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlotte R
Excellent! A throw-back experience.

Highly recommended. Such a nice trip. Great staff. Nice to experience something so classic... read more

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Courtney C
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For more than a hundred years, this railway, the highest "cog" railroad in the world and the highest train in the U.S., has been transporting passengers to the summit of Pikes Peak.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great ride up to Pike's Peak, the views were breathtaking and our conductor was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though it was the middle of summer it was very cold with some snow flurries at the Peak. Many people had shorts and...More

Thank Charlotte R
Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommended. Such a nice trip. Great staff. Nice to experience something so classic. Beautiful views. Bring lots of water to stay hydrated and a jacket for the top where it's chilly.

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed yesterday

It was a beautiful scenic ride to the top, both sides have a view. The train is little crowded to sit in, but it was great to experience. There was a narrator on the train, but she mainly gave instructions of what not to do...More

Thank Trixie1953
Reviewed yesterday

Having rode the Mt. Washington COG in July 2016, we decided we wanted to experience the only other COG on our trip out west this July. Booked tickets in February and saw no where in that process that passengers would be facing downhill while seated....More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our train ride up to Pike's Peak. The scenery is beautiful. From the top, you can see the Great Plains and great views. When we started up, there was a big cloud up on top, but it cleared so we had nice views....More

Thank marie p
Reviewed 2 days ago

This train seems to be one of the top things to do in Manitou Springs/Colorado springs area. It's a very cool thing when you think about it. A scenic ride up to the top of Pike's Peak. Some announcer information on the ride up about...More

Thank cass20
Reviewed 2 days ago

So this was a really cool expierence for me and my husband. We were SO lucky to get last minute tickets to enjoy this trip! BOOK AHEAD, they were booked out WEEKS ahead of time! My only input would be to make sure that you...More

Thank kimaxh
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the 520 train. The ride takes about 3 hours. I didn't realize the whole ride back would be in darkness. The first half was nice. The altitude was too much for me at the top, I didn't feel well at all. The gift...More

1  Thank wassapobem
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight to our Colorado vacation. The cog railroad takes you on a scenic climb until you reach the top of Pike's Peak, at over 14,000 feet. When we boarded the train the temperature was 67 degrees. We encountered rain, sleet, hail and...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an easy way to get to the top without having to drive. The views at the top are beautiful. We took 3 grandchildren on the railway this summer. After reading some of the reviews, we decided to let them take their tablets to...More

Thank Cecilia M
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MinooTravels
3 August 2017|
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Response from whedgpeth | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your question. Altitude effects everyone differently and is mainly caused from dehydration. You will lose over a liter of water just from sitting on the train while gaining elevation. The oxygen we... More
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khare2017
1 August 2017|
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Response from whedgpeth | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your questions. We do allow backpacks on the train but the seating is very close so please only bring small back packs that can fit under a seat. It is always going to be 30-40 degrees cooler at the... More
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khare2017
1 August 2017|
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Response from whedgpeth | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your questions. We do allow backpacks on the train but the seating is very close so please only bring small back packs that can fit under a seat. It is always going to be 30-40 degrees cooler at the... More
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