The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway has its base station in Manitou Springs, Colorado.   Travelers have been making the trip to the summit of Pikes Peak (14,110ft) on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway since 1891.   Katherine Lee Bates was so impressed by her 1893 trip to the summit that she was inspired to write 'America the Beautiful.'

Diesel-powered, Swiss-built trains smoothly make the round-trip in three hours and 10 minutes, which includes 40 minutes at the top.

Gram and Pops visited here in July 2001.

Click here for pictures of Gram and Pops' Trip

Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway