Sadly the cog railway has shut down for now and will not reopen in 2018 but is debating about what it should do with the tracks and the cog railway. Stay tuned to see what will happen next with the very unique way to the Peak!

Pikes Peak Cog Railway Colorado Springs

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Looking for a fun way to get to the top of Pikes Peak then taking the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a fun activity to do while visiting the Springs. Take a ride on the highest cog railway train in the world. It will take you all of the way up to 14,115 feet, along the way enjoy some amazing scenery. 

Pikes Peak Cog Railway Manitou Springs

The Journey from Manitou Springs to Pikes Peak

The journey begins at the base of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, there you will be able to hop on the Cog Railway to take you up about 7,000 ft. The Cog Railway will take about 3 hours and 10 minutes but you will be able to see everything that Colorado has to offer. From wildlife, old coal mines, water falls, red clay mountain peaks, a wide range of tree types and so much more. It is a trip worth seeing in the Springs if you are enjoy the outdoors.

Opening Hours / Ride Schedule

The Cog Railway now runs all year round for the warm summer days or the white covered winter ones, there is always a train going to the top of Pikes Peak. The most popular times to visit the Manitou Cog Railway are in Summer and Winter below you will be able to see the hours. However to get the most accurate information visit their website seen below.

Winter Hours

January - March:

  • Starts 12:30pm - Returns at 2:45pm

Summer Hours

June - August: 

  • 9:20 am 12:30 pm

  • 10:40 am 1:50 pm

  • 12:00 pm 3:10 pm

  • 1:20 pm 4:30 pm

  • 2:40 pm 5:50 pm

Prices to take the Cog Railway

  • Adults: $40

  • Children: $22

  • Babys: 2 & under free

  • Parking: $5 per vehicle


Where to Park for the Cog Railway


  • Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway

  • 515 Ruxton Ave.

  • Manitou Springs, CO 80829


If you are planning on taking the Cog Railway then there is reserved parking for the Cog Railway and make sure you till one of the parking assitance that you are taking the Cog Railway, then they will guide you to the correct parking area. Lots of people try to park in that area to hike Barr Trail, or Manitou Incline

There are other ways to get to the top of Pikes Peak and they are Barr Trail Hike, or the Pikes Peak Highway thats right you can hike 12 miles or drive up your self. However none of them as unique as taking the Manitou Springs Cog Railway up and see things most people wont.