In July 2010, my friends and I drove from Dallas to Manitou Springs, Colorado. While we were there, we took the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway up to the top of the mountain. Here are my favorite photos from that trip.
Getting to the Top
The train to the top is painted bright red, with these cool chrome letters on the side
It’s very weird to see a train atop a mountain.
This is the end of the line for the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
There’s also a road to the top of the mountain. Every year they have a race to the summit.
Above the Clouds
A view from the top. It’s strange and beautiful to stand above the clouds.
Almost to the top of the mountain. The vegetation is getting sparse.
There’s very little vegetation at this altitude.
I bet I was at least a mile or two above this lake.
The views of the rolling hills stretched on forever. I felt like I should be able to see my house in Dallas if I looked hard enough.
Picture from just above the treeline. Trees don’t grow above this point.
Just above the treeline. Notice the “bald” mountain off in the distance.
This trip to Colorado was one of the best in my life. To see more photos from this trip, check out my pictures from a hike up Mount Cutler.