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Manitou Incline Hike: No Hippies Allowed! - OU07EC

 Let's hike the Manitou Incline

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N 38° 51.480' W 104° 57.000' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Colorado
 Cache Type: Event
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Time: 4:00 h   Distance to Travel: 5.00 mi
 Date Hidden: 31 May 2015
 Date Created: 13 May 2015
 Last Modified: 19 June 2015
 Waypoint: OU07EC
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com

 


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Wait, wait, before you get offended by the name, there is meaning behind it. This is event is the day before I will be going in for my first (of two) hip replacements. This is my way of doing something exciting before I go under the knife. I know I'm crazy but I just can't help myself.



It's time for another Colorado style meet and greet. Yep, you guessed it. GZ is not in a restaurant or parking lot. It is at another crazy location. This event is smack dab in the middle of the Manitou Incline. Get there however you can. Like previous events, keep checking back considering how frequent the weather changes here in Colorado.

Date: May 31st 2015

Time: Noon to 1 PM





A little info about the location:

The Manitou Incline was originally built as a cable car to carry materials to build pipelines on Pikes Peak- America's Mountain. After the pipelines were finished, it was turned into a tourist attraction. A rock slide damaged a section of track in 1990, so the Manitou Springs Incline was closed down and the rails removed. Some locals started using it for a tough workout. Until February 2013, a portion of it was private property and it was illegal to hike up the ties of the old cable car. It is known as one of, if not the most popular and challenging, hikes in the Colorado Springs area. In 2014, the Incline was closed for a few short months to undergo extensive repairs to the damaged sections of the trail. Now reopened to the public, the Incline is much safer and remains to be just as challenging, if not more so, for outdoor and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Length: 1 mile, but climbs 2,000 vertical feet.

Duration: Under 30 minutes to over an hour or more depending on your fitness level and pace.

Trail Difficulty: Difficult

Recommended for: All ages and abilities

Cost: Free

Parking: There is a paid parking lot that you can park at. This lot fills up quickly. It is highly recommended to take the free shuttle service during the dates of May 18 - Sept. 24.

Dogs: No dogs allowed on the Incline

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9 19 June 2015 None Cache archived

Cache was archived.

3 01 June 2015 Mr.Yuck Comment

Best of luck, from one hip replacement surgery candidate to another! Latest word on the street is that I'm going to try to tough it out until I'm eligible for the next cortisone shot in 9 weeks. We'll be in touch, that's for sure. P.S. saw the listing on Geocaching.com, you had a dirtbag there? Who's the dirtbag? Laughing

7 31 May 2015 Mafia Wife attended the event

This was a great hike. I enjoyed it and would look forward to doing it again. 

7 31 May 2015 None attended the event

will add photos soon. 

7 31 May 2015 WAAWHOO attended the event

Waawhoo, what a day, but we made it up. Thanks Memfis Mafia for this event.