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Pikes Peak Cog Railway - CLOSED

515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1921
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Beautiful views and donuts at the top

We enjoyed our rail trip to the top and back down. Only downside is not much time at the top. Be... read more

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Ruth A
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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
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Relaxing Way to ascend Pikes Peak

Great way to avoid the harrowing drive up the narrow hairpin curved roadway to the top of Pike's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bjkahansen
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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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 today 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 16 March 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 16 March 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

2  Thank kemper80920
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Reviewed 9 March 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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Reviewed 5 March 2018

First timer, and what a memory! Loved everything about it, from parking attendants helping us to find a spot, to our guide lady in the train. The views on top, snow balls fight in August, everything was a story maker. If you are in the...More

1  Thank Bucuresci
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The history, the railway itself, the cogs going up the mountain and the views were absolutely amazing. They said you can actually see the curvature of the Earth at the top and I believe it. I would highly recommend this if you are in the...More

Thank frequent1
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth the ride! We went up last July 2017. Historic attraction that the entire family will have fun doing together!

1  Thank MissCroz
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