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Hours of Operation. The Pikes Peak Highway is open year-round, as weather permits. The highway is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, the entire highway, or parts of it, may close when weather events would make travel unsafe.Is Pikes Peak Open?
The Pikes Peak Highway is a 19-mile (31 km) toll road that runs from Cascade, Colorado to the summit of Pikes Peak in El Paso County, at an altitude of 14,115 feet (4,302 m). It is at least partially open year-round, up to the altitude where snow removal becomes excessively difficult.What is a cog railway?
The cog railway designs and builds all of its locomotives and passenger coaches at the company shops located at the base of Mount Washington. Each train consists of a locomotive pushing a single passenger car up the mountain, descending the mountain by going in reverse.