Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Distance from Hotel: 17.3 miles
This 3 hour and 10 minute trip spans over 8.9 miles of track. The first third of the trip is along Ruxton Creek in Englemann Canyon. Here the steep track follows a cascading stream through dense stands of Englemann spruce, Colorado blue spruce, and Ponderosa pine trees. Be sure to pay attention to the boulder fields on both sides of the train; conductors like to point out the various "faces" and shapes which, with a bit of imagination, can be seen in the giant boulders.
515 Ruxton Ave, CO 80829, Manitou Springs