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2000 more stairs to go...

I did it! In one hour and 42 minutes I slowly lumbered my way to the top. Getting creative by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Extremely difficult but rewarding climb

My husband decided that we are climbing the manitou incline while vacationing in Colorado Springs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Manitou Springs, CO
Manitou Springs, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did it! In one hour and 42 minutes I slowly lumbered my way to the top. Getting creative by the end trying to find any muscle in my body I may not have used or exhausted. The further you go the more incline friends...More

Thank Neph23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband decided that we are climbing the manitou incline while vacationing in Colorado Springs. We are both physically fit, but we haven’t done any hiking. I was afraid of doing the incline because I have fear of heights . I am also 4’11 and...More

Thank Kpaula01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a hike - it’s a climb. I am 41 yrs old, 6’0, 200 lbs and in relatively good shape. I found this climb very challenging but doable. The key is to pace yourself and take breaks when needed. The end of the...More

Thank Sominer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebration of 54th wedding anniversary and a 75th BD. We are still upright and walking. Yup we are bragging. Great challenge and another adventure off our bucket list.

Thank grannysgonetrekin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m an Colorado native and have grown to love the incline. It’s certainly a challenge but worth every minute. Don’t underestimate it from the beginning, climb at a very slow pace and you will be fine. It’s a great cardio workout going up. You can...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Brutal. Straight up the side of a mountain. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment at the top, and block out the memory of gasping for breath before pushing past the bailout point. Treat yourself to your guilty pleasure afterwards, you earned it.

2  Thank David P
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

While in Manitou Springs we visited the incline! I was surprised at all the visitors. This place is beautiful an this incline takes work!!

Thank 696tabithac
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The incline is not for beginners. This is a great workout for you if you hike. Beautiful views from the path, you can take a break along the way to catch your breath, just stand off to the side so others can pass you. The...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is an amazing hike - the view from the top is just breathtaking and it's such a great achievement to get to the summit. However, this hike is VERY difficult for the average person, and many people underestimate it - the gradient combined with...More

Thank Ashleigh O
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It definitely was a good workout...I'll give it that much. For my two cents, I would rather workout and hike in a place that wasn't so crowded.

Thank KC T
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Lisa A
26 June 2017|
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Response from Runningonadream | Reviewed this property |
If you are seeing longer distances, that is old info from before they revamped the trail a few years ago to deal with some wash outs and casual trails. 2.5 is about right.
Susan A
25 December 2016|
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Response from cbwms | Reviewed this property |
Either of the 2 means of access to Mount Manitou will be strenuous. However, I can highly recommend the Manitou Springs Cog Wheel Railway !!! It goes all the way to the top of Pikes peak to over 14,000 feet (during Winter... More
David W
19 January 2016|
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Response from Tia M | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the agility of the children. If the child is accustomed to the altitude and is coordinated then, yes... I have seen children as young as 6 to 8 years old on this trail.