The Incline Colorado Springs-Manitou Springs,Colorado
This is picture hardly gives The Incline justice!
The Incline is located just outside of Colorado Springs In a small town called Manitou Springs…
…I’ve been wanting to tackle this beast since I heard about it 3 years ago
The Incline begins at about 6,500 feet in elevation and climbs to around 8,500 feet in less than one mile.
That’s A climb of two thousand feet in one MILE!!!
The average grade of around 40 percent with stretches that hit more than 60 percent.
This is a SICK stair climb…
It’s like racing up the stairs of the Empire State Building …Twice.
How Many Steps Does The Incline Colorado Springs Have?
The Incline has 2610 unevenly spaced steps / railroad ties, it’s nothing less than a staircase up a mountain 🙂
We learned very quickly it is impossible to run it…
Is The Incline Officially Illegal To Hike … WHY?
The Incline has parts of it that stretches across private property…
Although hundreds of people everyday ignore the “No Trespassing” Sign
Hundreds can be found climbing every weekend.
….And thousands climb it every year…
U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs And The Incline
The U.S. Olympic training center of Colorado Springs
Has many Olympians that utilize the Incline of Manitou Springs as part of their workout routine…
In fact many from the Olympic Training Center refer to the Incline
As the high altitude “Proving Grounds”
Have you climbed the incline or somthing like it?
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