Opal Creek Take Exit 253 Hwy 22 towards Detroit. 22 miles, at flashing yellow light is the Swiss Village Restaurant. Turn left/north onto the North Fork Rd. The Opal Creek trailhead is at the very end of this road, approx 20 miles. 14 miles of pavement then road turns to gravel. After approx 1.5 -2 miles you will see a turn-off on the right towards Three Pools. Stay to the left on Forest Road 2209. Continue another 4 miles to the Opal Creek/Jawbone parking area and trail head.
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.