Just looking for opinions; I think after reading the board and looking at the website the Auto Road Guided Tour is the best choice.
The con with the Railway is the short time at the summit.
The con with driving ourselves on the Auto Road is I couldn't make it up Pike's Peak and the descriptions of this road sound very similar.
Two things I'm looking for opinions / information:
Does using the guided tour van feel different than driving the road; does it feel safer or sturdier?
(I know that can really be a matter of person opinion but any observations are welcome)
Is it correct that if you take a van that leaves before 9:30am you can have a full hour on the summit instead of the usual 30 minutes? This, to me, would make the van more worthwhile since the regular trip only gives you 10 extra minutes over the railway.