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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.
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515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
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+1 719-685-5401
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a marvel in engineering. Simply amazing how a train operates on a cog system. This train had the ability to climb Pikes Peak. Very cool. Shame it's not operating.

Date of experience: August 2018
11  Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Awesome, spellbinding, amazing, as the train takes you higher and higher. The landscape changes, the views change. You slowly ascend high in the sky taking in all the beauty and wonder of nature. On the very top, although it is very cold but the magnificent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lanacarlson47
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The Cog is down and could be down for some time. An amazing experience that was great for a to the top experience-hope it gets fixed soon!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ArmyPike
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the most popular and longest running and most convenient way to reach the summit of Pikes Peak, is out of business until at least 2020. So how do you get to the top of the 14,115-foot mountain that is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I read this was closed for 2018. But one of the locals told us it was probably closed for good if the owner pushed all the replacement costs onto the town.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pbk96
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Why climb to the summit for your 1st 14er when you can take the Cog Peak Railway! We took the extended family and everyone loved the ride! The views and photo opportunities on the way up and at the summit are spectacular. A great bucket...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rjhill2016
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I've been up the Cog Railways several times in the past, but was disappointed to learn that it's now closed, probably for a few years, for repairs and renovations. It's been in operation for over 125 years, so in guess it's time to upgrade! Hope...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChiefRQ
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Shame on you Broadmoor Hotel, another example of buying up a great local attractionattraction in the Colorado Springs area. And then closing it down and leaving a lot of people hanging. People plan their vacations to come here and find out the Cog Railway was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ARLR77
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed exploring this day. My 11 year old did experience a little elevation sickness...he kept saying he just didn’t feel right. Park at mile marker 13 and ride the shuttle! The switch backs from there on are super tight!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brandi L
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Cog Railway is an interesting trip up the mountain to an elevation of 14,115 feet. The scenic views are views most never will see in their lifetime and by this I mean you will see parts of the mountain that you must have a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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