The Manitou Incline near Colorado Springs Colorado is said to be one of the most challenging and unique trails in the Country. Olympic athletes and military personnel train on this vertical wonder that gains 2,000 feet in elevation over less than 1 mile.
Spooky Gulch, south of Escalante, Utah. Travelers who are claustrophobic may want to avoid hiking Spooky Gulch. Passageways are so narrow in some places, hikers have to squeeze through sideways. It also can be quite dark on the canyon bottom. This canyon walk is 5 km (3.2 miles) roundtrip. Those who don’t want to go back the way they came can climb the canyon walls or continue on through Peek-a-boo Gulch, another beautiful slot canyon.