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.
Year Round Train Depot in Manitou Springs
You gain a fantastic view of Colorado Springs from the summit of Pikes Peak. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kansas! If you are more of a train person, check out the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
It departs from the the bottom of Pikes Peak in eclectic Manitou Springs. The trip is 8.9 miles and takes 3 hours and 10 minutes. Another way to reach the top is by automobile on the Pikes Peak Highway.
Here is a video from the summit of the Pikes Peak. Included in the video, is the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, a true marvel of engineering.
Address: 515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs
Season: Year round
Length: 8.9 miles
Coupons: Railway coupons