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Pikes Peak Cog Railway - CLOSED

515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
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Spectacular Views and a Relaxing Ride

The Cog Railway is an interesting trip up the mountain to an elevation of 14,115 feet. The scenic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
staceyr691
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Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful

This view was one of the most beautiful I have seen. Although, if you're afraid of heights, I... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Eva C
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This view was one of the most beautiful I have seen. Although, if you're afraid of heights, I definitely would not recommend. There are few guard rails on the road. There is a pretty lake with a view of the mountains in the back on...More

Thank Eva C
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Reviewed May 1, 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

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Reviewed April 22, 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
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Reviewed April 4, 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
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Reviewed April 3, 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

Thank MikeAndBethany G
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t go up as it needs renovations and the owners aren’t sure if or when they’ll be opening up again as the whole thing needs updating and costs are high. Same as it’s a real icon still in the town.

Thank D P
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Glad we made this trip two years ago, as it was just disclosed (3/15/18) that the Cog Railway will not open for the season and could be closed for at least the next three years orshut down permanently, if funds (as much as $10 million)...More

4  Thank Abbow
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

It is closed. No reason to visit Manitou Springs. The Train is close and Broadmoor owns everything else in town. Avoid ! Parking Cost $ ridiculous for this town

3  Thank kemper80920
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a ride up pikes peak back in 2017. Love the town that's located near the railway. Tons of great little shops with a supreme atmosphere that gets you away from city vibes. The entire process was easy. Great views on the way up,down, and...More

1  Thank BpH12312
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