Today, Pikes Peak is as stunning as ever, luring travelers from around
the world to the 14,110 foot summit. Some adventurers choose to hike to
the top on the Barr Trail. Others drive to the top on the Pikes Peak
Highway Toll Road. However, to truly experience the beauty and history
surrounding America's Mountain, nothing beats a trip to the top on the
Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway!
The train you are free to take
photographs, meet new people, or even have lunch on the way to the
Riding the Cog also allows
passengers to enjoy the breath-taking views without the fear of driving
off the road, or tripping along the trail. From the comfort of the train
you have the opportunity to safely view the areas wildlife. Deer,
raccoons, skunks, and the occasional bear or mountain lion may present
themselves. Bighorn sheep and yellow bellied marmots are the only
inhabitants found above timberline.
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway
is open from late April through December, weather permitting.