Ruxton's Trading Post is located in an historic building that straddles Ruxton Creek. Ruxton Creek served as a landmark and route for Native Americans and early 19th century explorers. One of those explorers was Frederick Ruxton and it seemed appropriate that we name our store after him.
Ruxton Avenue is the route to the Cog Railway Station and the Barr Trail Trailhead. Ride the Cog Railway to the summit of Pikes Peak or test your stamina on Barr Trail, a 13 mile climb to the summit.
Ruxton's Trading Post features Cowboy and Indian Antiques and Collectibles and Native American Art. Please browse our site or contact us with your wants.
Gretchen and Mike Graham, Proprietors
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway Depot is located about one half of a mile up Ruxton Avenue from Ruxton's Trading Post. If you come to ride the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak (elevation 14,110 ft.) you will be passing right by us. Stop in and say hello.
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway is the highest rack railway in the world as well as the highest railway in North America. On the
afternoon of June 30th, 1891, the first passenger train, carrying a church choir from Denver, made it to the
summit. A scheduled group of dignitaries had been turned back earlier by a rock slide around 12,000 feet. The photos of the old steam engine on this page shows the original type engines which were made by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three of them were purchased in 1890. Limited service was initiated in that year to the Halfway House Hotel which was located roughly halfway up the tracks.