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Heaven and hell

This is an amazing hike - the view from the top is just breathtaking and it's such a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashleigh O
too busy!

It definitely was a good workout...I'll give it that much. For my two cents, I would rather... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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“great workout” (44 reviews)
“false summit” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Manitou Springs, CO
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

during our trip to Denver, CO, we went and enjoyed our time at the Manitou springs, This has been several trips there and we keep coming back

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here every time I am in CP. Its a perfect cardio workout, 3-4 hours total, or 5 if you do it twice. views are also super

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter is 5'2" 125lbs of pure muscle. I took her and some of her similarly athletic cousins here to see if they could make it up. I'm 5'8" and 250lbs of mostly middle aged weakness. My wife and I thought we'd just take our...More

2  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the easiest of tasks, but a nice feather in a cap for fitness buffs. Bring lots of water and unless you are an endurance athlete in top shape, plan on about 2 hours to climb this baby. Plan for about another hour to descend...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the old road bed for the Manitou Incline, a cable car. Now for hardy climbers only. Tracks and hardware is all removed and climb is up the old ties. Closed recently for renovation, best to call the Manitou Chamber to enquire as to...More

Thank cliffordok1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Challenge yourself to climb the incline! People of all ages all striving to get to the top. Some pretty cool views as well.

Thank jprohaska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail is not for the faint of heart or the marginally in shape. It is definitely an advanced trail. It is 1 mile long...climbs 2K feet and is too steep to go back down so you follow another trail to get back to the...More

1  Thank BaldnRed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to climb these stairs I got about a mile away and a gentleman from the train station told me they where ticketing people for trying to climb. I was really disappointed.

1  Thank Cheinning
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Lisa A
25 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
24 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
18 January 2016|
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Response from Heather H | Reviewed this property |
We are from Oklahoma (not many mountains) and took our 5 kids ages 8-16 on the incline in July; they all beat us to the top! My husband and I are in fairly good shape, too; my oldest son beat us by at least an hour. It was... More