Manitou Incline: Don’t Climb Every Mountain, Just this One. But Not Yet.
The history of the Manitou Incline dates back to the early 1900s. Long gone are the cable cars that carried passengers up 2,000 vertical feet over a mile-long track. The rails are gone too. But remaining are the ties, which create a trail that’s become an incredibly popular outdoor exercise and recreation destination. Yet hiking the Incline remains illegal. Efforts to change that have failed in the past, but are now closer to success than ever before. KRCC's Andrea Chalfin set out to discover the allure of the Incline, and spoke with people helping to make the trek officially allowed.
Please note: Using the Manitou Incline is still illegal. KRCC does not promote, endorse, or otherwise suggest anyone take a trip up the Incline.
For more information:
Manitou Incline Site Development and Management Plan
This story appeared in April's Western Skies, which you can listen to here.
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