Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Train and Scenic Lookout
Manitou Springs
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  • John P.
    "Dress warmly and take precautions against altitude sickness"(2 Tips)
    Nelita
    "trip and the scenery however the conductor and tour guide"(2 Tips)
    Sara S.
    "Make sure you try the fudge at the top of the mountain."(4 Tips)
    Allison R.
    "Chocolate covered donuts are awful but the trip and view is awesome"(4 Tips)
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  • PikesPeak C.
    Can't think of a better way to travel up to 14,000+ feet. Amazing views! Be sure to dress for changing weather. It may feel like summer at the bottom but its been known to snow up top, all year long.
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸January 24, 2016
    Manitou Springs has many festival events. If there is a big one in town you'll be detoured on your route to/from the Cog Railway. Check the local events links beforehand, and plan accordingly!
  • Nelita
    NelitaJuly 19, 2013
    We enjoyed the trip and the scenery however the conductor and tour guide were not as knowledgable as we would hope. Pointed out very few sights, points of interest.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergJune 6, 2013
    Pray you get a seat in the front bc 1.5 hours on those wooden chairs is uncomfortable if you're sitting anywhere else.
  • John P.
    John PaterakisNovember 5, 2014
    A great experience! Dress warmly and take precautions against altitude sickness ... it's a real thing!
  • Keri B.
    Keri BarnesApril 10, 2011
    Website has 1-3 cheaper trains.. see discounts. Bring a jacket/sweter. Try for an uphill facing seat or get to know the passenger in front of you real well to swap on trip down.
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyJune 3, 2016
    Make reservations, dress for the cold... Stay hydrated! The view is amazing... You will love it!
  • Amber S.
    Amber SAugust 11, 2010
    Eat before you go and be sure to take a heavy jacket; it is cold above the timber line! A basket of fries and 3 chicken strips is about ten bucks!
  • Joy P.
    Joy PowersAugust 27, 2012
    It is COLD at the top. Don't board the train without first grabbing your jacket, blanket, etc from the car. Yes, even on the hottest day of summer.
  • Steve Hill
    Steve HillSeptember 29, 2012
    There are pressed penny machines outside of the ticket booth, outside of the waiting room, and in the gift shop at the peak.
  • cappuccino h.
    cappuccino heroAugust 23, 2011
    World famous fudge covered doughnuts $2.99ea by the fudge. Same world famous doughnuts by food court $.99ea you decide
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichJanuary 7, 2014
    If you're at all unsure about your oxygen capacity, buy the oxy can at the gift shop. You can return it for a full refund if you end up not using it.
  • Sydney S.
    Sydney S.September 18, 2011
    Get the cheeseburger when you get to the top! So delicious. With some fudge also!!
  • Barbara K.
    Barbara KuekesMarch 27, 2014
    Take water and a heavy, wind proof coat with you. Dont miss the donuts at the top.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LohmannNovember 26, 2014
    Fun and beautiful ride. Must do if visiting colorado.
  • Allison R.
    Allison RehlApril 25, 2012
    Chocolate covered donuts are awful but the trip and view is awesome
  • Sara S.
    Sara SJune 11, 2011
    Make sure you try the fudge at the top of the mountain. It's delicious!
  • Dave R.
    Dave RyanOctober 9, 2011
    The train doesn't always go to the top due to weather, call ahead
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMay 15, 2015
    Slow. Long. Kind of expensive. But worth it. Don't drive.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WilsonJuly 18, 2013
    Water. Bring water. Extra H2O helps with altitude sickness
  • Steve Hill
    Steve HillSeptember 29, 2012
    Try to get Darryl as your tour guide!
  • J
    JMarch 20, 2011
    Make reservations, the train sells out often
  • Amal A.
    Amal AldreesAugust 12, 2014
    An experience that I will never forget!
  • TOM D.
    TOM DMarch 13, 2011
    Get a seat that faces uphill!!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WattsJuly 10, 2012
    Drink water on the way up.
  • askmehfirst
    askmehfirstSeptember 9, 2011
    Limited Parking but nice parking attendants
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PorterApril 12, 2015
    So beautiful!
  • Sandra W.
    Sandra WillardAugust 16, 2014
    Bring oxygen...
  • shawnelise t.
    shawnelise tOctober 17, 2011
    Drink plenty of water
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