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Pikes Peak Cog Railway - CLOSED


Pikes Peak Cog Railway
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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.
515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
+1 719-685-5401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank pbk96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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!

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

Thank staceyr691
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I loved the beautiful and scenic train ride and experience and would highly recommend it. I would do this again and again and find it to be a refreshing and amazing well worth the time. Thank you

Thank Constantino G
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our rail trip to the top and back down. Only downside is not much time at the top. Be sure and spend your time looking around outside before going in. The views are so much better than the shop or donuts however send...More

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great way to avoid the harrowing drive up the narrow hairpin curved roadway to the top of Pike's Peak! The conductors share lots of fantastic information about the area, history of the mountain and point out landmarks. It is a slow ride (about an hour...More

1  Thank bjkahansen
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I grew up coming to visit family and going to the top of Pikes Peak on the cog rail. I was excited to have the opportunity to show my husband this treasure only to find out it isn’t going to be open and may not...More

1  Thank MikeAndBethany G
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