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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

515 Ruxton Avenue, PO Box 351, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
719 685 5401
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Three friends and I decided to take the train to the top of Pike's Peak after a long debate over whether we should drive or ride! It was great. We went on my 30th birthday (October 4, 2014), and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the first part of it. The train was smooth, and the... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The pikes peak cog railway is a great way to get incredible views of the colorado springs area. The ride up to the 14,000+ foot peak provides narrated history and sights you can't get by driving. Comfortable newer trains get you up and back. We totally enjoyed it!

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Wilmington Island, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Visited my son recently in Denver and we drove to Manitou to hang out for the weekend and decided to see Pikes Peak and we loved it! The conductor and guide were fabulous. I would do this again for sure. The views going up are so beautiful and can not put into words!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Althoug advance reservations are recommended, we waited until just a day before our arrival to reseve our seats, as we were waiting to see if the weather would hold out for us. Fortunately, it was a clear and sunny day on our visit. Unfortunately, a few days before, the peak had gotten some significant snowfall, and the track couldn't be... More

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Cog Railway is the largest in North America and takes you from the station up to the top of Pikes Peak at more than 14,000 feet. The temperature variation is significant – even in the summer but particularly in the fall where it can be in the 70’s at the base and in the teens and snowing at the... More

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Farmington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Forget the drive to the top ride the COG! The train ride takes you up to Pike Peak in slow motion so you can take pictures or just enjoy the view. The employees narrate along the way the history, scenic views and even inject some humor. Plan on spending 3 hours and be sure to reserve your seats ahead of... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Rather than driving the twisty turns up to Pike's Peak, we took the railroad. The scenery was magnificent and the train narrarator was both delightful and knowledgeable. Ours was the second train of the day and only the first to reach the top. Snowfall the night before had not yet been cleared from the track for the first train, so... More

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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I took the Cog Railway on October 12, 2014 and it only made it up to about 11,600 feet due to snow on the tracks and a broken snow plow train. They don't reveal this on their website. The view you get is OK but not nearly as good as when you get to the top at 14,115 feet from... More

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Sacramento CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Cog railway is interesting to ride up the steep grades to the top of Pikes Peak. Great scenery, and we had a good narrator who broke into song at times (she has a good voice.) At the top, there is a gift shop, with snacks available. At over 14000 feet, some needed a sniff of oxygen, but the facility has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A nice train ride via a Cog Train ride, up to the top of Pikes Peak. Popular with locals and visitors; should make reservations to ensure a place on train. In the midst of Manitou Springs which is nice to stroll along main street for a bit, too. Many tourist shops.

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