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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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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is the BEST way to get to the peak of the mountain. The online reservation process was easy and efficient. All staff encountered were friendly and helpful. The ride up is an experience to behold and the train attendant provides great entertainment in addition to being informative. And then there's the visit at the top - views like none... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very safe and fun way to visit the summit of Pike's Peak. Most importantly, in the summer - go early. The sky is the clearest in the morning and better parking. The trains consist of usually three cars; two attached and one single. The station is tucked away in Manitou Springs so be sure to plan ahead and use good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The ride up the mountain was entertaining with our guide, Fairlight. Although the ride is a long one, their is quite a view to see and a beautiful one, at that! My only dislike was that the shop at the peak of the mountain is a cluster of people and there was not enough time to check everything out. If... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We chose to try to cog rail so my husband could enjoy the scenery instead of concentrating so hard on driving! We enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide showed us points of interest and there were some lovely views. I only wish we could've spent more time at the top. We had some 40 minutes, and I had to spend... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I would recommend this attraction for a different experience. Everything was well organized with arrival, tickets, and scheduling. The ride up to Pike's Peak was very informative and the scenery was beautiful. They recommended for people to be hydrated so several people drank a lot of water on the way up. However once we reached the top, everyone had to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The hour and a half ride up could of been better if they would put a little padding on the seats. It was a miserable ride both ways.

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Kansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We just went here today and were impressed with the tour guide and spectacular view..... However, once you arrive at the top you have about 25-30 minutes to wander about. If you have to use the restrooms the line takes 10 minutes meaning even less time to take in the great scenery. They advertise their famous donuts....but you better be... More

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Oakdale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great Experience Weather permitting! We took the 8:00 am and was treated to sunny skies with amazing vistas. Felt safe on train! Great Narration! Gift shop and amazing donuts. Inspiration for "America the Beautiful" 14110 feet above sea level.Parking is an issue. And I got the t-shirt!! Watch out for thunder storms and pay attention to flash flood warnings!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We started at the bottom sunny, at around 65*F, when we reached the top it was snowing. Guide was very informative and fun. No matter what time of the year you go, bring a jacket!

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Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Rode up with several teen girls and moms - none of whom were thrilled about prospect of driving up. So glad we took the train. Saw lot wildlife. Got good info from guides. Book early, bring waters, bring jackets. Both sides had views at different times, so doesn't really matter which side you are on.

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