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!
Slow. Long. Kind of expensive. But worth it. Don't drive.
Fun and beautiful ride. Must do if visiting colorado.
A great experience! Dress warmly and take precautions against altitude sickness ... it's a real thing!
An experience that I will never forget!
Take water and a heavy, wind proof coat with you. Dont miss the donuts at the top.
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.
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.
Water. Bring water. Extra H2O helps with altitude sickness
Pray you get a seat in the front bc 1.5 hours on those wooden chairs is uncomfortable if you're sitting anywhere else.
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.
There are pressed penny machines outside of the ticket booth, outside of the waiting room, and in the gift shop at the peak.
Try to get Darryl as your tour guide!
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.
Drink water on the way up.
Chocolate covered donuts are awful but the trip and view is awesome
Drink plenty of water
The train doesn't always go to the top due to weather, call ahead
Get the cheeseburger when you get to the top! So delicious. With some fudge also!!
Limited Parking but nice parking attendants
World famous fudge covered doughnuts $2.99ea by the fudge. Same world famous doughnuts by food court $.99ea you decide
Make sure you try the fudge at the top of the mountain. It's delicious!
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.
Make reservations, the train sells out often
Get a seat that faces uphill!!
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!