Follow this blog

Exploring the World One Laugh at a Time

Colorado Springs. Manitou Incline.

The Manitou Incline near Colorado Springs is a famed hiking trail that presents a unique challenge for both seasoned athletes and casual hikers. Spanning a horizontal distance of 1,420 meters, it ascends 613 meters – a steep gradient that means for every 2 meters walked horizontally, you climb 1 meter vertically. The trail culminates in 2,768 steps made from repurposed railroad ties, starting at an elevation of 2,000 meters above sea level.

Local athletes often conquer the Incline in just 30 minutes, but for the average person, reaching the top can be a daunting, yet rewarding, endeavor.

Nearby, the Garden of the Gods, dusted in snow, offers a breathtaking spectacle. Its beauty in the wintery cloak is a sight to behold and a perfect complement to the rugged challenge of the Manitou Incline.

A notable highlight in the area is Pikes Peak, famous for the century-old ‘Race to the Clouds’ event. This snow-capped peak, visible to the right, stands as a majestic backdrop to the region, adding to the area’s natural grandeur and the sense of accomplishment that comes from exploring these remarkable trails and landmarks.

Follow this blog