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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 After 126 years of operation, The Pikes Peak Cog Railway has decided not to reopen this spring for the 2018 season, or for the foreseeable future.  Over the past several months, the railroad has undergone a major evaluation and it has been determined that the infrastructure and equipment has run its course. The railroad is in the process of determining next steps and action plans for the future. For further information, please check back periodically; you may also add your name to our e-mail list by sending a message to info@cograilway.com.

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DIRECTIONS

515 Ruxton Ave.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
FROM INTERSTATE 25:

Take exit #141 (US 24/Cimarron Street) off I-25 and go west (towards the mountains) on US 24/Cimarron Street. After 4 miles, take the Manitou Springs exit onto Manitou Avenue. Go west on Manitou Avenue, 1½ mile to the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, take the second right onto Ruxton Avenue – please note the Mountain Man shop, which denotes Ruxton Ave. Go ¾ of a mile to the top of Ruxton Ave. The Depot is on the left and parking is to the right.


ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS FOR CLOSINGS IN MANITOU SPRINGS:

Take exit #141 (US 24/Cimarron Street) off I-25 and go west (towards the mountains) on US 24/Cimarron St approximately 5 miles. Continue PAST the 1st Manitou Avenue Exit about 1 mile to the stoplight at the Cave of the Winds exit. Turn left at the Cave of the Winds stoplight, away from the entrance to the Cave and veer right down the steep hill (Serpentine Drive). There will be a sharp left hairpin turn, but continue down the road to the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. At the traffic circle, take the second right onto Manitou Ave. Go east (away from the mountains) about ½ mile to the next traffic circle. Take the first right at the traffic circle (past the Mountain Man shop) onto Ruxton Avenue. Go ¾ mile to the top of Ruxton Ave. The Depot is on the left and parking is to the right.


ATTENTION GPS USERS:

When using a GPS, you will sometimes be routed along the back roads of Manitou Springs, which are very narrow, curvy, and steep. If you are driving a large vehicle, it is possible that you might get stuck on these back roads. It might be in your best interest to STAY ON MANITOU AVENUE until you get to Ruxton Avenue.



PARKING

 

A parking pass is REQUIRED to park ANYWHERE on the Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway Co. property.


INCLINE PARKING | $5 to $10 per car (varies by season)

Incline parking is available and is dependent upon Incline hours BUT OUR PARKING LOTS MAY BE CLOSED WITHOUT NOTICE.

Incline - Hours of Operation include:
April 1 – October 31: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 1 – March 31: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There is a 4 hour parking limit. Cars left unattended after 4 hours will be towed.

A valid credit card is required to purchase a  parking pass.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash.

........OR use the free Manitou Springs shuttle.

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Unfortunately, we CANNOT accommodate any vehicle longer than 20 feet in total length  This includes towed vehicles, RVs, 5th wheels, tractors, and/or trailers, etc. Please note the free shuttle option above if this restriction applies to you.


LODGING

THE BROADMOOR HOTEL

Our sister property, the Broadmoor Hotel, is an historic, European-style resort with five-star amenities and more. Three golf courses (including a Donald Ross design), a complete spa, and impeccable staff and award-winning restaurants (including a winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence) make this the top-of-the-line place to stay in the Pike's Peak region. Call (719) 577-5775 or visit www.broadmoor.com to make reservations today!


MANITOU SPRINGS

This small town is nestled at the base of Pikes Peak and has numerous properties, which range from small bed and breakfasts to medium-sized family-owned motels to a 1890s hotel recently restored to its former glory. Call the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce at 1-877-590-9798 or visit www.manitousprings.org/category/lodging/hotels/ for more hotel information.



NO BROCHURE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE FUTURE IS ASSESSED....

EMPLOYMENT

See Broadmoor Hotel Employment page...

Applications for positions (when available) at the Railway are taken on The Broadmoor's website.

Please visit here.


CONTACT US

MANITOU & PIKES PEAK RAILWAY CO.

515 Ruxton Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
or
PO Box 351
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

(719) 685-5401
or
1-800-Pikes-Peak
1-800-745-3773
Fax: (719) 685-9033

Email: info@cograilway.com



LINKS


Check out more attractions near the Pikes Peak Cog Railway:

Seven Falls

Cave of the Winds

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Trading Post

Academy Riding Stables

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Royal Gorge Railway

Cripple Creek