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The Cliff House BlogAn Invitation to a Heart-Pounding Trail


01 Apr, 2017

Head in the direction of wafting morning mist and a sunshine filled summit when you tackle the Manitou Incline. Everyone is thrilled that Manitou Springs has at last completed its renovations of this historic hiking trail. Originally built as the site of a cable car that brought materials to foremen high above on Pikes Peak, one of North America’s great summits at 14,115 feet, after construction work was finished the rail system was mostly removed. Left behind is today’s gigantic staircase of rail ties, which locals quickly began using for a fun workout. The Manitou Incline is a healthy and modestly challenging one-mile hike that will bring you to the top of our city beneath, offering a spectacular view in return for all that effort. With an altitude gain of 2,000 feet this is definitely one of the most popular hikes to be found in the Colorado Springs region.

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