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Experience the Unforgettable

They say every journey begins with a single step, and yours begins right here: a nine-mile adventure, 14,115 feet in altitude, and sweeping 360-degree views. Get your tickets in advance, plan your day around a three hour round trip train ride, review our FAQs, and get ready for one of the most unique experiences in the country: an all-new journey to the top of Pikes Peak.

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Purchase Tickets

For this experience and these views, you’re going to want to have the best seat in the house. To guarantee a spot on the train, tickets need to be purchased in advance.

Mountain views in summer time from train

Rates

Take the round-trip journey or embark on a hiking or biking adventure where you’ll only need a one-way ticket. Find ticket policies, cancellation fees, and more. And don’t forget about parking!

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Train Schedule

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway operates daily in the summer months, with departures every 40 minutes. The round trip is about three hours (one hour up, 40 minutes at the Summit, and one hour and 10 minutes back down to the Depot), so arriving 30 minutes ahead of time means it’s about a four-hour experience.

Train tracks in Colorado Springs

The Route

There’s so much to discover on your 9-mile trek to the top of Pikes Peak, and we’re sure you’ll find it’s more about the journey than the destination. Rumble along Ruxton Creek in Englemann Canyon, past Minnehaha Falls, through Deer Park, and through the Mountain View siding where you get your first glimpse of the Summit. Beautiful scenery, a range of wildlife, an extraordinary adventure — you won’t be disappointed.

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