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“Spectacular Views and a Relaxing Ride”
Review of Pikes Peak Cog Railway - CLOSED

Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: For more than a hundred years, this railway, the highest "cog" railroad in the world and the highest train in the U.S., has been transporting passengers to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Cog Railway is an interesting trip up the mountain to an elevation of 14,115 feet. The scenic views are views most never will see in their lifetime and by this I mean you will see parts of the mountain that you must have a permit to actually hike and they are limited to a few a year. There are great photo opportunities on the ride up and down if you sit on the other side of the train each way. Once you get to the top spend your time taking pictures of the incredible views, you only get 30 minutes and time flies. The tour guide on the trains was very knowledgeable and funny. We even picked up so hikers on the way down the mountain.

Thank staceyr691
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I loved the beautiful and scenic train ride and experience and would highly recommend it. I would do this again and again and find it to be a refreshing and amazing well worth the time. Thank you

Thank Constantino G
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our rail trip to the top and back down. Only downside is not much time at the top. Be sure and spend your time looking around outside before going in. The views are so much better than the shop or donuts however send one person in to grab the donuts for the slow trek down. The book they sell is inexpensive and a nice remembrance of the trip. Interesting little book. If you have small children you might want to take entertainment. The ride is slow although scenic.

Thank Ruth A
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great way to avoid the harrowing drive up the narrow hairpin curved roadway to the top of Pike's Peak! The conductors share lots of fantastic information about the area, history of the mountain and point out landmarks. It is a slow ride (about an hour each way) so not a quick trip. The views are hard to beat, but it is a bit pricey.

1  Thank bjkahansen
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I grew up coming to visit family and going to the top of Pikes Peak on the cog rail. I was excited to have the opportunity to show my husband this treasure only to find out it isn’t going to be open and may not open again. Incredibly disappointing.

1  Thank MikeAndBethany G
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