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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

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Address: 515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
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For more than a hundred years, this railway, the highest "cog"...

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.

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The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is worth it!! You have to plan ahead because the trains fill up fast. The views are amazing!! Make sure to have a sweater or jacket, it does get cold up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is worth it!! You have to plan ahead because the trains fill up fast. The views are amazing!! Make sure to have a sweater or jacket, it does get cold up on the top!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific ride (try for the side opposite of the station) as it has better views! Booking in advance is recommended as times fill up quickly! Worth the price as driving up is not my personal preference! ;-). Can't describe the view you just have to see it for yourself!!

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want Colorado vistas, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the best of the best. You can actually see the lush green of Colorado compared to the pale brown of Kansas!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Save your car! Expensive, but worth it. See things you'd never see while on the expensive toll road. Plan ahead. Trains fill up/ sell out. Bring water, camera, and if not an athlete, then bring bottled Oxygen and plan to use it. Conductor gives good narration, and warns of good photo shots.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good price to ride up to the top. The restaurant is really beautiful up top and has some amazing burgers and donuts.

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cog railway cars are comfortable with large windows. The seats are fine even though they do not have cushions. Be aware that in the winter the cars do not go all the way to the top at 14,000+ feet. Instead they go to about 11,500 and return. Most views are on the south or left side of the cars... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We enjoyed the ride to the top of Pikes Peak on the cog railway. As you travel to 14,114 feet above sea level, the views are always changing. The ride was smooth, and docents pointed out landmarks during the trip. I felt rushed at the top of the mountain. There wasn't enough time to enjoy the amazing view, use the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our trip up to the summit of Pikes Peak in the Cog Railway. Fun and exciting, the tour guide was energetic and narrated the trip well. I would suggest to keep an eye on weather conditions as sometimes the train cannot go to the summit due to high winds etc... also the altitude difference can make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Friendly staff, smooth ride, fun time. Almost got all the way up but snow was blowing on the track's.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I've ridden this train twice and both times I loved it. It's a unique experience that you will not get most places. The tour guides are excellent and the views are good. We saw wildlife both times. Make sure you arrive early and pay attention to the time limits they give you. This is a must see.

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