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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

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Address: 515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
Phone Number: +1 719-685-5401
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For more than a hundred years, this railway, the highest "cog"...

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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Make a reservation if you want to be guaranteed a seat on this train. There isn't a lot to see on the first part of the journey, but the views as you get closer to the summit of... read more

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make a reservation if you want to be guaranteed a seat on this train. There isn't a lot to see on the first part of the journey, but the views as you get closer to the summit of Pike's Peak are nothing less than spectacular! Of course the summit at over 14,000 feet offers a 360 degree spectacle. If you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entire experience was very well organized and the guide on the train was very informative, but I was disappointed that I didn't get a view of the mountain in the train. Unless you get a window seat on the side where there's 3 seats, you're missing out on so much. Unfortunately you don't get to select your seat (for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

drove here early as we didn't have a reservation and thankfully they were able to fit us in. From the start to Finish the views were breath-taking. Staff were really helpful and full of knowledge. Don't forget to bring a jacket as it can get quiet cold as you get closer to the top,

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pikes peak is 14,115 feet and the cog railroad is to be the highest clog railroad in the world. You should make reservations or you may not get on. We did the early trip up and when we returned it was quite busy, we drove so doing the early trip parking was not an issue. When we arrived at the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was fighting falling off of my seat for about fifty percent of the ride. The hard slippery wooden benches didn't help. The train was very crowded and I was very disappointed that there were no donuts at the top. I was going to get coffee but it was just plain coffee that smelled burnt. Those were all the negative... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway was an awesome experience. The staff was very informative and interested in make the a great experience. Very reasonable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome! Nuff said! If anyone planning a trip to the Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs area, this is a must do activity. The view by train is just spectacular! Our Conductor Dale was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Have fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to ride the Cog train to the top of Pikes Peak. Guide onboard explains your views and history of the train. As you will rise in elevation by 7000 feet, oxygen levels are half of normal and walking around at the top made me exhausted and breathless. There is a store with snacks and drinks plus trinkets at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the smoothest, most exciting, or most scenic train ride you can find in Colorado. That said, there is a guide on board who shares some fun facts about the area and the Cog Railway itself. The departure point has some nice displays. You get to travel above the treeline and see some unique wildlife (such as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be on anyone's top things to do when in Manitou Springs or Colorado Springs area. Heed the altitude warnings. It is pretty high. Drinking lots of water will help and arriving a few days early to adjust to the altitude at Manitou Springs. You will climb on the cog railway from 7,000 ft to 14,000 ft in 1... More 

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