Since 1891, the world’s highest cog railway ascends Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet. The 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 the 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!
|Open Daily with trains departing every 80 minutes during the summer.|
|RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Call 719.685.5401 for today’s schedule and available times.|
Off Highway 24:
- Exit Highway 24 at Manitou Springs and head West into Manitou.
- Take a left onto Ruxton Avenue (3/4 at the roundabout).
- You’ll run into the Cog Railway.
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 much 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!
How far in advance should I reserve my trip?
We suggest reserving your trip 3-5 days out.
Are there assigned seats on the train?
Yes, they do assign seats. Make sure to call ahead for reservations to make sure you and your family are sitting together.
Can I pick my seats?
No, unfortunately you cannot pick your seats and the ticket agents are unable to move seats once they are assigned.
Is the train wheelchair accessible?
Yes! If you require a wheelchair on the train, please call the Ticket Office at (719)685-5401 and let the ticket agents know.
Is the train heated?
No, however, the engines under the train keep the inside between 50-60 degrees.
Can I bring a stroller with me?
Unfortunately, there’s not enough room in the train to fit strollers.
Do you allow pets on the train?
No, there are no pets allowed on the train.
Are bikes allowed on the train?
No, they cannot accommodate bikes on the train.
Do I have to prepay when making my reservations?
Yes, they require a full prepayment of your reservation in order to hold it. Please have a valid credit or debit card nearby when making reservations.
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!