Start your adventure by ascending to the summit of Pikes Peak , 14,100 feet above sea level. The cog train takes 3 hours and 10 minutes round trip, and reservations are advisable. Challenge Unlimited will drive you to the top in a van and you bicycle down the Peak. Driving to the top is an adventure without guardrails! Remember the temperature is 40 degrees colder at the top, so dress in layers and don’t forget your mittens! It could snow any month of the year at the top.