Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Highly recommended
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway remains a great excursion. Small black coal-fired steam locomotives, tilted to keep the boilers level, originally pushed trains up the mountain's eastern side. Now diesel-electric models do so (late Apr-early Nov; round-trip 3hrs includes 30min at summit). From its picturesque depot, the train climbs more than 6,500ft in a series of steep grades with constantly changing views. Marmots and bighorn sheep cavort among the rocks.

Useful information

Address:

515 Ruxton Ave, 80829 Manitou Springs

Phone:

+1 719-685-5401

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