Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Train, Scenic Lookout, and Train Station
515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, United States
7.9/10

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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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  • Dïck

    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!

    Dïck · 1 week ago
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  • Brian D.

    Slow. Long. Kind of expensive. But worth it. Don't drive.

    Brian Duncan · May 15, 2015
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  • Rachel P.

    So beautiful!

    Rachel Porter · April 12, 2015
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  • Ben L.

    Fun and beautiful ride. Must do if visiting colorado.

    Ben Lohmann · November 26, 2014
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  • John P.

    A great experience! Dress warmly and take precautions against altitude sickness ... it's a real thing!

    John Paterakis · November 5, 2014
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  • Sandra W.

    Bring oxygen...

    Sandra Willard · August 16, 2014
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  • Amal A.

    An experience that I will never forget!

    Amal Aldrees · August 12, 2014
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  • Barbara K.

    Take water and a heavy, wind proof coat with you. Dont miss the donuts at the top.

    Barbara Kuekes · March 27, 2014
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  • Andrew R.

    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.

    Andrew Rich · January 7, 2014
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  • Nelita

    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.

    Nelita · July 19, 2013
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  • Kevin W.

    Water. Bring water. Extra H2O helps with altitude sickness

    Kevin Wilson · July 18, 2013
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  • Matt R.

    Pray you get a seat in the front bc 1.5 hours on those wooden chairs is uncomfortable if you're sitting anywhere else.

    Matt Rosenberg · June 6, 2013
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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.

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  • Steve Hill

    There are pressed penny machines outside of the ticket booth, outside of the waiting room, and in the gift shop at the peak.

    Steve Hill · September 29, 2012
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  • Steve Hill

    Try to get Darryl as your tour guide!

    Steve Hill · September 29, 2012
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  • Joy P.

    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.

    Joy Powers · August 27, 2012
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  • Jason W.

    Drink water on the way up.

    Jason Watts · July 10, 2012
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  • Allison R.

    Chocolate covered donuts are awful but the trip and view is awesome

    Allison Rehl · April 25, 2012
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  • shawnelise t.

    Drink plenty of water

    shawnelise t · October 17, 2011
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  • Dave R.

    The train doesn't always go to the top due to weather, call ahead

    Dave Ryan · October 9, 2011
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  • Sydney S.

    Get the cheeseburger when you get to the top! So delicious. With some fudge also!!

    Sydney S. · September 18, 2011
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  • askmehfirst

    Limited Parking but nice parking attendants

    askmehfirst · September 9, 2011
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  • cappuccino h.

    World famous fudge covered doughnuts $2.99ea by the fudge. Same world famous doughnuts by food court $.99ea you decide

    cappuccino hero · August 23, 2011
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  • Sara S.

    Make sure you try the fudge at the top of the mountain. It's delicious!

    Sara S · June 11, 2011
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  • Keri B.

    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.

    Keri Barnes · April 10, 2011
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  • J

    Make reservations, the train sells out often

    J · March 20, 2011
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  • TOM D.

    Get a seat that faces uphill!!

    TOM D · March 13, 2011
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  • Amber S.

    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!

    Amber S · August 11, 2010
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