• A train going through a forest in Colorado Springs

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Pikes Peak


Springtime in the Rockies is when wildflowers begin to pop up and wildlife comes out of a long hibernation. Lingering snow has almost melted and days are long as the sun begins to warm the earth.

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Longer days bring more opportunities to experience one of the prettiest mountain rides Colorado has to offer — The Pikes Peak Cog Railway. With daily operations throughout the season, you get to choose between early morning dew or golden-hour on America’s Mountain.

The Pikes Peak cog on railway tracks


Fall is the time when days are the sunniest and the nights crisp and clear. The aspens begin to turn in late September through mid-October and are always a highlight.

Manitou Pikes Peak Cog Railway.


Winter is the clearest time of year as the low humidity and snowfall decrease dust in the air. Although days are short, the bright sun can still be warm.


Each round trip aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is approximately three breathtaking hours of sightseeing. Of course, you’ll need plenty of time to get situated, so we recommend arriving 30 minutes ahead of your departure and suggest stretching your experience to four hours to allow time to find that perfect souvenir at the gift shop.

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Our Cog Railway is serviced by three new trains that can carry up to 263 passengers per trip and four refurbished railcars that carry 214 passengers each.


Cog Railways red car being built
The front of a red train on tracks