Overall great experience. It is a nice relaxing way to get to the top without having to drive, and learning a lot on the way from our informative guide. The scenery was magnificent and seeing the animals was very cool as we'll. it worked out that the later train was sold out so we took the 11:20 train so we didn't have to worry about darkness. The only thing that I thought was a negative is after paying 35 dollars a person they charge you for a small piece of paper map. I don't like feeling nickeled and dimed to death. Also the gift shop at the top of pikes peak is better than the one in the train station at the bottom.