Since 1891, world’s highest cog railway ascends Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet. Train winds past waterfalls, through aspen and pine forest. Open year round.
There simply isn’t an experience like the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Sit back, relax and check out the amazing views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs while ascending Pikes Peak via cog train! With an average grade of 12%, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs the 14,115 feet to the top of Pikes Peak Mountain on a special track, sometimes hitting a grade of 24%! It’s an incredible ride and one you and your family won’t want to miss!
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway has everything you need for a great journey up Pikes Peak. Visit their gift shop to grab a sweatshirt (you’ll need one at the top), a water bottle and even a boxed lunch that you can bring on the train. Sit back and watch the beautiful scenery pass you by as you learn about the area, the train and the mountain that became Pikes Peak- America’s Mountain.
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Since 1891, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway has taken millions of people on an unforgettable trip to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak! Take a guided tour around waterfalls and cascading streams; and through forests of aspen and pine. The world’s highest cog railroad reveals the lovely panoramas that inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful.” We are now open year round! Call or check our website for more information.
Your Cog Railway journey begins at 6,600 feet in Manitou Springs and ends at the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet at the top. Many times the temperature can drop 30 to 40 degrees climbing that much! See the current conditions on Pikes Peak with our camera network!
Grab some delicious grub before boarding to make the climb to the top that more enjoyable. Regardless of the time of day, they have breakfast, lunch and dinner items that can be enjoyed on the patio or taken aboard the train.
Forget your coat? Need some water (Yes, you do!) Stop in the Steamer Stop Shop to grab souvenirs to remember your trip or stock up on warm-weather apparel before heading to the top of Pikes Peak. Many times, the temperature can be 30-40 degrees cooler at the summit!
Experience Pikes Peak by train with the Cog Railway! Because of it’s popularity, we recommend that you make a reservation well in advance, especially during the summer months. You can either click the link below to head to their site to make a reservation or call them. If you’d like them to contact you, fill out the form below and they’ll get in touch with you!
Either way, we hope you have a great time up Pikes Peak!