The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway now offers one of the ultimate adventures in America – take the famous train up Pike’s Peak and then bike ride down one of the most infamous and famous roads in the world. We’re talking a 19.5-mile downhill run and an elevation drop of more than 7,000 feet.
Outdoor enthusiasts can now book a Cog Up/Bike Down via the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Guests start their adventure by traveling up to the summit of the mountain on the newly renovated Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Once atop the mountain, riders have the chance to check out the new Pikes Peak Visitor Center and soak in the views afforded by one of the country’s most accessible “14ers.”
The real adrenaline rush begins as guests gear up for the bike ride down. There is a safety briefing while guests gear up with full face helmets, elbow & knee pads, gloves, hi-vis vests, and custom-built GT 29” cruisers. This guided bike ride down the winding scenic Pikes Peak Highway offers some of the most sweeping views of Colorado’s magnificent rugged mountain landscapes. And while this unforgettable experience is designed for most abilities, some biking experience is required.
Originally built in 1891 and owned and operated by The Broadmoor since 1925, the historic Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog railway is the highest railroad in America, the highest cog railway in the world, one of Colorado’s top attractions, and one of the nation’s most unique experiences. The railway reopened last May after a $100 million renovation of its tracks, cogs, railcars, and depot to create a new and improved journey to the summit. The railway (one of only two cog railways in the U.S.) reaches a height of 14,115 feet and the view from the summit is where “America The Beautiful” was penned.
Prefer a hike? Those looking for a hiking challenge can hike Pikes Peak on the 13-mile Barr Trail and ride the cog back down. Visit cograilway.com for information on cog rides, hiking, biking and more.