We were visiting Colorado Springs from overseas and really wanted to get to the top of Pikes Peak. We had purchased tickets online the day before - the weather had been great for two days and we could see the beautiful peak so were excited... only to find that even though we could SEE the peak on the day, once we got to the station we were told the train was only going half way up due to blowing snow over the tracks. They did give us the option of cancelling or rescheduling but as we were heading out the next day we could not reschedule so decided to see what we could and hope that they might get thru. We didn't. The narrative by the crew was good heading up, quite informative and funny at times. We did get some nice views from the point they stopped at about 5 miles up but would not let us out of the train due to the snow. On the way down they stopped at a siding that had a toilet and a chance to look at the cog tracks. We enjoyed the trip due to the good narrative on the trip up but were disappointed in not making it to the top - though from reading other reviews we could have got to the top and been clouded in. There was not much narrative on the way down, no animals up or down and would recommend that if it was only going half way to try to reschedule. They did give us a slight discount on the tickets. Overall - it the weather cooperates go for it.
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