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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
+1 719-685-5401
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Glad we went, but would drive next time.

We took the cog railway for the first time and had a pretty good experience. It was nice to be able... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MooChar
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Syracuse, New York
Stress-free journey to the top

First, booking in advance seems to be a must. More than one week out, we had only two choices of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hvonderh
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 took the cog railway for the first time and had a pretty good experience. It was nice to be able to sit and relax and take in the view on the way up and down (although the seats are not very comfortable), and not...More

Thank MooChar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First, booking in advance seems to be a must. More than one week out, we had only two choices of slots over a four-day visit. Had we known it would be so overcast, with such limited visibility at the time of our trip, we would...More

Thank hvonderh
Reviewed yesterday

we visited Pikes Peak using the cog railway. Interesting experience although the time on the mountain was very limited. Due to the height the view will be subject to weather conditions. `We were lucky, there was thick cloud in the Vally, but after about 3,500...More

Thank RichardGoddard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have great memories of riding the Mount Manitou incline ride years ago and wanted my kids to have the same experience. I was bummed they took that out but was happy to find the cog railway. I hate to say but it was overpriced....More

Thank ILoveAGoodRoadTrip
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As others have said, traffic in the area is awful. Parking anywhere in this town is awful. Parking at the rail station is awful. The congestion at the train station is awful. The train ride was fun, and the views were fantastic. We had plenty...More

Thank offinthecorner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well Worth the money spent. Very scenic and informative. Neat gift shop and cafe on top. Beautiful and majestic views!!!

Thank Armyav8rwife
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a nice trip for those who want to go to the top of Pike's Peak and don't want to hike or drive. I prebooked a parking place so there was enough parking available. The tickets were also waiting. At the station is a toilet...More

Thank Curtraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cog railway that goes from Manitou to the top of Pikes Peak is quite impressive itself. However, the hour and a half each way trip is pretty boring. You must stay seated the entire time, there are no restrooms and no food/drink available. Obviously,...More

Thank Arizonatraveler67
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is simply a rip off. Traffic in Manitou is terrible. Parking for the cog railway is awful. The train station is a chaotic mess. The so called train is brutally uncomfortable and designed in such a way as to ensure 75% of passengers see...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No peak vista though - socked in most of day. Arrived 6:45 to be first in line for stand by tickets, and got front row seats! Sat by training instructor so we had a personal tour guide while trainee conductor drove the train. Exceptional! Beautiful...More

Thank OnTheRoad81angel
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Melody D
16 July 2017|
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Response from srobby | Reviewed this property |
I don't know their rules but I didn't see any dogs on the tram when I went. I did see a dog on the summit but you can drive to the top with taking the tram. Sorry not much help.
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tmpavek
6 July 2017|
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Response from whedgpeth | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for contacting us with your question. We do allow service animals on the train. Please call us when you are ready to make your reservation so we can make the correct notes in the reservation that you... More
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go_mommy
12 June 2017|
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Response from whedgpeth | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for contacting us with your question. It is usually 30-40 degrees cooler at the Summit than down here in Manitou Springs. If you are taking the 5:20 pm train the temperature at the Summit will probably... More
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