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.
One of the coolest (literally) of the Colorado Springs hiking trails, and one of the best-kept secrets. This is a unique 2-mile hike near Glen Eyrie that meanders through a steep canyon, gains 400 feet of vertical, and ends up at the punch bowls-- five granite bowls filled with mountain water. Excellent hike for a hot summer day. Jump into the bowls and go for a swim. How did I not know about this?