There are two more chances at seeing Colorado in its early morning beauty while riding one of the state's most-famous trains. Tickets sold out quickly, last time.

Amazing to think that, back in the day, it would take two days on a mule to get to the summit of Pikes Peak. Today, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway gets you there, very comfortably and 'quickly.'

Colorado-Cog-Railway-Sunrise
Facebook/Pikes Peak Cog Railway
loading...

It's one of the coolest things you can do in Colorado: taking the train ride up to the summit of Pikes Peak on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Taking that ride at sunrise has to be an awe-inspiring trip.

HOW IS A MATTRESS COMPANY INVOLVED WITH THE PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY IN COLORADO?

The inventor who created the Simmons Mattress Company, Zalmon Simmons, also created insulators for telegraph cables. That insulation was used on the wires on Pikes Peak, and Mr. Simmons wanted to check out how his insulation was working.

After a two-day mule ride,14,115 feet to the summit, he put his mind to figuring out a better way to the top. After a suggestion from the owner of the Broadmoor, Simmons began the project: a cog railway to the summit; the first trip was in the summer of 1891.

Get our free mobile app

After over 100 years, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is one of the most-loved and scenic rides you can take by train in Colorado.

RELATED: WHEN AN AMTRAK TRAIN DERAILED IN COLORADO

Imagine your day: Getting up super-early, to get to Manitou Springs in time to take one of these three-hour-plus rides as the sun is coming up. After your experience, why not stretch your legs by climbing the Manitou Incline?

The railway held a couple of these sunrise rides earlier in 2023, which quickly sold out. The announcement of them having two more should have people hustling to get a seat onboard.

WHEN ARE THE NEXT 2 SUNRISE RIDES WITH COLORADO'S PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY?

  • Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. A portion of his ride, on Patriot's Day, will benefit local first responders with the Manitou Police and Fire Departments.
  • Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. A portion of this ride, on Indigenous Peoples Day, will also benefit the local Manitou School District.

HOW MUCH DO THESE SUNRISE RIDES WITH COLORADO'S PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY GO FOR?

Taking the sunrise train will run you $99 plus fees, about $105 total, for the ride up and back. Tickets will go fast, much faster than a mule; you'd better hurry.

MORE Colorado Travel: The 10 Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Colorado

Where do Colorado residents want to go for vacation? According to research by Betway, Coloradans really love Rocky Mountain National Park as evidenced by more than one million Google searches. But, sometimes you just want to get away. Here's a look at the top 10 most Google tourist destinations by Coloradans.

More Colorado Travel: 25 Spots That Kids Want to Check Out in Colorado

Check out this fun list of Colorado destinations that your kids will totally love.

MORE Colorado Travel: Bucket List Destinations in Colorado

We've all got places in Colorado we can't wait to see but just haven't been to yet. Which destination is on your bucket list? Scroll on to see some of the most sought-after destinations in the Centennial State that you told us you can't wait to see.

More From 95 Rock