Planning a Trip to Pikes Peak? Here’s the Cog Railway Schedule You Need

Pikes Peak is one of the most iconic mountains in the United States. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, it is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. For those looking to take a trip to Pikes Peak, there is no better way to get there than by taking the Cog Railway. Here’s what you need to know about the Cog Railway schedule.

The Basics of Cog Railway

The Cog Railway is a historic railway that takes passengers up and down Pikes Peak. It has been in operation since 1891 and was the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world. The railway operates from May through October and offers both round-trip and one-way tickets. The round-trip journey takes approximately three hours, with an hour spent at the summit for sightseeing and photographs.

Ticket Prices

Tickets for the Cog Railway range from $50 for adults to $30 for children ages 5-12 (children under 5 ride free). Prices include admission to Pikes Peak State Park, as well as access to all of its attractions. Tickets can be purchased online or at any of the ticket offices located near the base station in Manitou Springs or at the summit station on Pikes Peak.

Cog Railway Schedule

The Cog Railway operates daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during peak season (May through October). During this time, trains depart every 30 minutes from both stations (Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak). On weekdays, trains depart every hour from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; on weekends, trains depart every 30 minutes from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The last train departs from both stations at 4:00 pm sharp.

If you’re planning a trip to Pikes Peak, taking the Cog Railway is an experience you won’t soon forget. Be sure to check out their schedule and ticket prices before booking your trip so you can make sure you get there on time and enjoy all that Pikes Peak has to offer.

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