Make memories in the comfort and relaxation of our trusted Gray Line buses
on a ride up the stunning 14,115 ft. peak that inspired Purple Mountains Majesty.
A Cog Railway Alternative, Guided Bus Tour.
After 126 years of adventures to the summit of the second most visited mountain in the world, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is taking a small break for repairs and planning for the future. What does this mean for this year’s memories made on top of America’s Mountain? With Gray Line and our 42 years of touring throughout Colorado, you can still experience the fun and excitement of riding up the Peak as you sit back and let our qualified drivers and tour guides show the way.
May 25 – Sept. 30
Four departure times per day:
8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
Oct. 1 – Memorial Day
Two departure times per day: 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM
(16 and older)
(15 and younger)
Tours depart at 8am, 9am, 1pm, and 2pm. The cost is $65 for adults (16 and over) and $35 for children (15 and under). Group rates are available, please call for more information.
Each tour is a 4 hour round trip to the summit of Pikes Peak and back. Our tour travels up historic Ute Pass through the village of Cascade to the Pikes Peak Highway. On the way up, we make a stop at beautiful Crystal Reservoir. As the road climbs higher, each new curve offers yet another incredible mountain vista as you make your way to summit of the spectacular 14,115-foot peak. It was from this magnificent mountain that Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful”.
At the summit of Pikes Peak the views stretch for miles; you will feel like you are on top of the world. To the south, you’ll have a clear view of the Arkansas Valley, the Gold Rush town of Cripple Creek, and the often snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. To the west lies the Continental Divide; Eastward “amber waves of grain” roll to the horizon; while north shows the distant skyline of Denver and beyond that, the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.
During the 60-mile roundtrip, we make several stops allowing you to gradually acclimate to the altitude changes, stretch your legs and take pictures.