Manitou Incline Trail Information (Manitou Springs): Photos, Videos & Reviews

The Manitou Springs Incline, also known as the Manitou Incline is a popular, and super steep hiking trail rising above Manitou Springs (which is right next door to Colorado Springs). 

This trail is the remains of a former narrow gauge funicular railway whose tracks were 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 for both locals and visitors to the area.  The Incline gains over 2,000 feet of elevation in less than one mile. Since its closure as a railway in 1990, the trail has steadily grown in popularity as a hiking trail and fitness challenge. The base of the Incline sits at 6,600 feet.

Detailed information of how to get to this trail, where to park and how it connects to the network of trails in the area are detailed on POCKET PALS Trail Map #5 of the Pikes Peak Region series.  The other trails included on Trail Map #5 are as follows:  Barr Trail (to Barr Camp), Bob's Road, Heizer, Longs Ranch Road, Ring the Peak Trail (Segment 1-1A), Trail 329, Trail 638, Trail 671, Trail 703 (French Creek), Trail 706, Ute Indian, and Water Pipe.

All Pocket Pals Trail Maps offer very detailed information for each trail including: trail distances, allowed trail uses, difficulty levels, elevation profiles, total ascent/descent, directions to trailhead, longitude and latitude of trailhead and parking area, and waypoints (landmarks along each trail).                                                                                     Pocket Pals - Learn More     Shop Here - Pocket Pals Trail Maps     Photos - Manitou Incline    Manitou Incline - Videos    Manitou Incline - Reviews

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