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The Manitou Incline: Understanding Colorado’s Iconic Vertical Hike

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There’s something special about Colorado’s Manitou Incline. With 2,000 feet of elevation gain in less than a mile, it’s a brutal but beautiful hike with a cult following.

Whether you hike “the Incline” 100 times a year or have never even heard of it, this video from Salomon is worth a watch. Chronicling one of Colorado’s most famous hiking trails, it dives deep into what makes this trail so wildly popular.

One of the best parts is that you never know what you’re going to see on the Incline. From a hiker with a pet parakeet to a guy pogo-sticking his way to the top, it’s always an experience. And trust us, it always feels harder than it looks.

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