WARNING: This is an EXTREME trail!
That's what the sign says at the bottom of the Manitou Incline Trail, an infamous hardcore fitness attraction off Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs, just a few miles west of Colorado Springs. The Incline Trail consists of approximately 2,000 steps and 2,000 feet of elevation gain in just over a mile. Most of the "trail" is composed of little more than railroad ties rebarred into mountain. Its steepest section is a 68 percent grade. I highly recommend it.
By Joshua Berman, AFAR Local Expert
Most difficult hike ever
One of the most steepest hike ever, Athletes and Cadets from USA Air force academy train here.
By Amita Mehta
The Incline, Cascade, CO 80809, USA