AAA Editor Notes
Pikes Peak Cog Railway leaves from 515 Ruxton Ave. and runs to the summit of Pikes Peak. On a clear day Denver is visible 75 miles to the north, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado and New Mexico can be seen on the horizon 100 miles away. During the ride to the top, visitors view cascading streams, aspen and pine forests, and one of the state’s largest herds of bighorn sheep.
Note: Distinct altitude and temperature changes from base to peak may cause discomfort for persons with heart or respiratory problems, and for infants under 3 months. Wear warm clothing as temperatures at the 14,115-foot summit are approximately 30 degrees colder than at the base.
Time: Allow 3 hours, 30 minutes minimum.