Not for the faint of heart. 3.6 miles and 1,900 for elevation gain. It's a hard work out but a lot of fun if you can handle the change in elevation. Take Barr trail down the back side of the mountain, it's not nearly as steep.
This is considered an extreme trail and is an advanced hike! The Manitou Incline gains nearly 2,000 feet of elevation over less than 1 mile. It's not for the faint of heart, but people from all walks (or climbs) of life have successfully conquered it. It is, perhaps, the most unique and challenging…
Do you dare? Try to clime nearly 2,000 feet in less than 1 mile. It's 2,744 steps to the top. Can you lungs handle it?
Accept the challenge! Can you make it to the top of the Incline?? Go early in the cool summer mornings! Climb the infamous trail and then stop in Manitou for an ice cream and fun at the penny arcade.