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“Just don't stop”

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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Dallas Tx
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just don't stop”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Did it twice. 1st time was 59min, 2 days later I did 53:05. Just take your time, hydrate like hell before you go, wear light comfortable shoes (and synthetic excercise clothes) and scarf down some carbs before and during the incline. Bring a camelback if you have one because you will need water. Plan for an hour up, some time at the top and about an hour down on Barr Trail. Doing it again tomorrow and I loved it!

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Best hike!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Hiking this with Colorado natives was fairly easy for me as a flat-lander. However I am assured this isn't easy for everyone! It was an awesome challenge. The hike up you really do see people of all ages, kids/adults/dogs... of all different athletic abilities. It's a great hike at your own pace.
Pack water of course! At 2,000 ft in 1 mile I am told if you finish if you make it up in under an hour you are in good shape. Don't mind the false summit though.
The way back down was just as challenging as the switchbacks also had a great view but the trail at the top of the peak is tricky until you hit the path.
If you can't make it there is a shortcut 2/3 of the way up to cut off to the switchbacks as it's still another 4 miles down.

Visited March 2014
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Thomson, United States
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56 reviews
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“Its a long way to the top!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed the climb up, but it is no joke! We are flat-landers and we were only in CO a few days when we took the challenge. It was very satisfying to complete it to the top! We took Barr trail coming down as the locals suggested.

Visited June 2014
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Monument, Colorado
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“Hiking with Altitude needs Attitude”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a great hike. It can be for all levels but you should know your goals before you go because it is challenging. Just finishing this one is amazing and the views are spectacular. If you are vertically challenged like me, there are a few places where you have to almost grapple over the steps but if you keep thinking like the Winter Warlock and put one foot in front of the other, you will make it up with a big smile on your face. There is plenty of room to pause on your way up for a breath, some water and to enjoy the view. The more you do it the easier it gets but that is true in many areas, this one should not be your introduction to Colorado hiking. Get acclimated first and bring lots of water. It is a great short cut if you are hiking up Pikes Peak but a great workout for stairs and run/jog down Barre Trail. Parking is much easier now but spots fill quickly.

Visited October 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“A terrific short Challenge!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We were looking forward to the Incline after reading about it...a 2000 foot elevation change in 1 mile! Wow...We were using this as a trainer for a Pikes Peak hike in a few days. After arriving in Manitou Springs Sunday eve we went up the Incline the following morning. A tough but great way to get the blood flowing. Not for everyone...the trick is to keep moving, however slow to keep your heart-rate up and consistant. Stopping all the time and having your heart-rate bouncing is a great workout but it does make it even tougher. Of course don't do this hike if you aren't in decent shape...maybe do just part of it to get the idea and work up to the whole thing...especially considering the high elevation that most people are not used to.

Visited June 2014
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