Pikes Cog Peak Railway departs year round from Manitou Springs. It winds through canyons before beginning the climb to above 14,000 feet. Visitors will spend 30 minutes at the top of Pikes Peak before returning to Manitou Springs. Wildlife is commonly seen.
The top of Pikes Peak has a gift shop and small cafeteria. The smell of the “World Famous” donuts is hard to resist. Other items include coffee, chicken fingers, french fries and more.
Departs: Manitou Springs
Trip: 8.9 miles, 3 hours and 10 minutes
- Railway coupons available here
Another way to reach the top is by automobile on the Pikes Peak Highway.
Address: 515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs
Season: Year round