How long is the trip? The round trip to the summit and back is just under 3 hours. Our biodiesel powered trains make the climb up to 6288′ in approximately 45 minutes.
How much does it cost to ride the Cog Railway on Mount Washington?
Purchase your tickets at The Depot for $59.50 for adults and $49.50 for children under 13*. Seats will be assigned by the Cog Railway. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable. Taxes and additional fees apply.
Is the Mt Washington Cog Railway scary?
Very very steep cliffs, if you don’t like the incline when you first go up a roller coaster you won’t like the cog. It is a very slow – extremely steep – overlooking cliffs Kind of a cool experience lots of historical facts on the way up. Be prepared to be cold at the top.
Is the Cog Railway safe?
We would like to assure you, however, The Mount Washington Cog Railway is one of the safest railways in the world. We have an excellent safety record and are inspected regularly by the Department of Transportation. Our Brakemen are trained extensively in safety standards as well as our Engineers.
Is there a bathroom on the cog railway?
There are no restrooms on board the train. The only restrooms on the mountain are located at the Depot and at the Pikes Peak Visitor Center at the top.
Where is the best place to sit on the cog railway?
On the way up, you want to sit at the back of the train (NOT by the engine). The conductors DON’T have microphones so it’s very difficult to hear if you’re by the engine. Also you have a better view. On the way down the mountain, you WANT to sit by the engine because that’s where the conductor stands.
Does Cog Railway go to top of Mt Washington?
The Mount Washington Cog Railway, also known as the Cog, is the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway (rack-and-pinion railway). It uses a Marsh rack system and both steam and biodiesel-powered locomotives to carry tourists to the top of the mountain.
What is at the top of Mount Washington?
Mount Washington State Park, a 60.3-acre parcel perched on the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak, is surrounded by the extensive 750,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. The historic Tip-Top House is located adjacent to the summit building.
What town is the Cog Railroad in?
Manitou Springs is a popular little town and the Cog Railway is one of the most loved attractions in the Pikes Peak region. Its location doesn’t provide many options for parking expansion without a major impact on the environment, either.
Do you have to wear a mask on the cog railway?
Face masks and physical distancing on our coaches and in our buildings will no longer be required. If you are uncomfortable with less-stringent social distancing and face covering policies, rainchecks will be provided for unused tickets, but no refunds will be issued.
Has anyone ever died on the cog railway?
In its 150 years of operation, there have only been two fatal accidents on the Cog Railway. In 1929 photographer Daniel Rossiter was killed in an accident on Old Peppersass. The worst of the two, which claimed eight lives, happened on September 17, 1967.
Is it free to drive up Mount Washington?
Do you have to pay to drive up Mount Washington? It’s a toll road. The road was completed and opened to the public in 1861.
Can I bring water on the cog railway?
You can source delicious treats, trail mixes and local Colorado snacks from the Depot’s unique gift shop. Souvenir water bottles and canned beverages will quench your thirst –but sorry, please don’t bring outside food and drink on the train (water allowed!).