Alternatives to driving Pikes Peak
There are so few spectacular places as accessible as the summit of Pikes Peak. You can drive to the top in your minivan in an afternoon, allowing you to enjoy every curve of those 19 miles at your own pace. You can stop for every photo op, every crystal clear lake, every fat marmot sunning himself in the rocky mountain sunshine, but mountain driving isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. We get that. And we got you!
For the last 125 years, we’ve had the PERFECT alternative to driving yourself. The Broadmoor’s Pikes Peak Cog Railway was an awesome way to ascend all 14,115 feet of grandeur without having to keep your eyes on every curve of the road. Sadly, after 125 years, the Cog has closed for 2018 to assess some of the older equipment. (We’ve got our fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that they’ll open for 2019. We’ll keep you posted here.)
So now what? The folks running the Pikes Peak Highway have been kind enough to share their list of approved tour group operators for the highway. All of these vendors have a valid common carrier or similar PUC registration with the State of Colorado, necessary insurance and valid driver’s license with the required endorsement for their vehicle.
We do not specifically recommend any one company but provide a list of all the approved companies. Please call them for reservations or additional information. This is a dynamic list and is subject to change.
Local’s Tip: Uber and Lyft have both been known to carry passengers to the summit as well. We don’t charge a gate fee to the drivers. 🙂
Colorado Sightseer Tours
Front Range Shuttle & Tours
Manitou Springs Adventure Group
Rocky Mountain Ride
Reminder: We don’t represent any of these businesses. Please call or visit their websites for more information.
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