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  • Valerie Christman

    Manitou Incline - outside of Colorado Springs: The Manitou Springs Incline is now open to hikers gaining about 2,000 feet elevation over one mile, the Incline is, perhaps, the most unique and challenging trail in the country. To reach the trailhead take Business 24 through Manitou Springs. Near the center of historic Manitou Springs look for the turn South that is labeled for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Follow this road past the Cog railway station to it's end. At the end of the road you can tak

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The Manitou Incline in CO - vertical wonder that gains 2,000 feet in elevation in less than a mile.

Another view of the Manitou Incline - 1 mile up; 2800 railroad ties; 2000 feet vertical gains; four mile hike back down (the easy way)

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. >>> This looks very cool!

Manitou Springs Incline in Manitou Springs, CO

The Manitou Springs Incline, also known as the Manitou Incline or simply the Incline, is a popular hiking trail rising above Manitou Springs, Colorado, near Colorado Springs. The trail is the remains of a former incline railway whose tracks washed out during a rock slide in 1990. The Incline is famous for its sweeping views and steep grade, as steep as 68% in places, making it a fitness challenge. The incline gains over 2,000 ft of elevation in less than one mile.

Blanca Lake: 7.5 miles and 3,300 ft elevation gain. For the first 3 miles the trail ruthlessly climbs 2700 feet. Then on rough tread it drops 600 feet.

Downtown Colorado Springs with Pikes Peak, Antlers Hotel, Ute & Chief Theaters - ca 1955

Manitou Springs,Colorado, USA just down the street from my new apartment :)