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Pikes Peak

Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
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There are many things to see and do on our mountain including experiencing spectacular views as you ascend to 14,115 feet, encounter Mother Nature on our hiking trails or watch for wildlife such as deer, elk, bighorn sheep or yellow-bellied marmots. You may even spot the elusive Bigfoot during your visit. The 19 mile journey on the fully paved road to the summit begins in Cascade, Colorado, just 15 minutes west of downtown Colorado Springs. From the entrance, at an altitude of 7,800 feet (2377m) begin to explore the Pike National Forest and the natural beauty of Colorado.Along the way, you'll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our "Meet the Ranger" Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable.
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“cog railway” (643 reviews)
“low gear” (119 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 24, Colorado Springs, CO 80809
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Reviewed yesterday

We rode the COG Railway to the top at 14,110 feet. When the railroad car gets out of the trees the view is great. Much of the climb is steep, as much as 25% grade, but it is not scary. There is also a road...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is amazing. The drive to the top offers views unmatched in the USA. The natural beauty is just breathtaking. Was a clear day and you can see for miles. Pikes peak is truly and must do if you are close. Worth every moment...More

1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed yesterday

You HAVE to drive up to the Summit! It's more personable and you're not stuck in a crowded train car full of strangers. Most importantly, there are plenty of places to pull over to take awesome pictures. Driving up is more exciting than actually being...More

Thank George G
Reviewed yesterday

This was a great experience and the top is reachable from the cog railroad. The trip itself is fun with beautiful scenery, although the stay at the top seems a bit short. They serve the famous donuts at the top. The views from the top...More

Thank Tony1215
Reviewed yesterday

I got a sunburn and snowed on in a few hour period! IT IS COLD AT THE TOP! take a coat, jacket and WINTER clothes! Thank me later!

Thank kimaxh
Reviewed yesterday

You don't get many chances to easily get to the top of a 14,000' mountain. I have driven to the top as well as taken the cog railway. You can be turned back if driving so check their web site weather info. There can be...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trip up the mountain is amazing. But if you're driving it can get a little scary up towards the top if you have any fear of hights you will feel it on this drive but they have a train you can ride as well....More

Thank candace m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did a partial drive up the mountain early evening. Saw deer and beautiful scenery. If you want to ride the railroad make reservations. None were available the whole week we were there.

Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth every butt-puckering, hair-raising hairpin turn to get to the top! The history! The scenery! The engineering feat to carve this road all the way to the top! Incredible! Do NOT pass up this trip!

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great experience. The ride up was approximately 90 minutes. 30'minutes on the summit and the 90 minutes down. We saw several waterfalls, an open cut gold mine that roughly mines $1,000,000 of gold each month, several lakes and the old hydro electric plant....More

Thank Originaldemonseed
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Marissa H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it ever closes unless there's a blizzard or dangerous weather.
Marilyn B
7 August 2017|
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Response from JuliaJ0 | Reviewed this property |
I think the last time we went we allowed about 4 hours for the entire trip. You get about 20-30 minutes at the top which is generally enough time to get a donut & buy a trinket while also drinking in the view. Go early to... More
Marilyn B
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Response from hamiltdm | Reviewed this property |
The ride is about 90 minutes and you should pan to spend an couple of hours at the top. MOST IMPORTANT: Drink lots of water, it helps ward off altitude sickness and at 14,110 feet, that is a real possibility. Also, as some... More