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Pikes Peak Cog Railway    

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Manitou Springs, Colorado

All aboard! Why climb Pikes Peak by foot when you can ascend it by historic cog wheel train? Fun for all ages, this 3-hour ride chugs through majestic mountain scenery. You'll rumble beside bubbling streams, packs of blue spruce trees, bristlecone pine, extant mining towns and gargantuan boulders. On the way up, watch for deer, bighorn sheep and cute, yellow-bellied marmots. At the summit, you'll have 40 minutes to explore, before the conductor blows the departure whistle.

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