Manitou Springs, Colorado: The Incline: World's Steepest Hike

Tired of sitting in the car? Want to stretch your legs? Try walking 2,000 feet up 2,741 steps on a shadeless mountainside. Restored and reopened Dec. 2016.

Address:
Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, CO
Directions:
West edge of the city. From downtown at the traffic circle head west on Ruxton Ave. Drive three-quarters of a mile. You'll see the Pikes Peak Cog Railway station on the left and a parking lot on the right. The Incline begins at the top of that parking lot.
Hours:
April-Oct. 6 am - 8 pm; Nov.-March 6 am - 6 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free, but you have to pay to park.
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Incline trail.

The Incline: World's Steepest Hike

I've known locals who run up this thing. Way longer than it looks.

[Chris Sack, 06/11/2018]

The Manitou Incline is a steep hike that starts a 6,500 ft. above sea level and climbs to 8,590 ft.


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