Feb. 1st, 2013 will be a BIG day for the cities and people of Colorado Springs and Mantiou Springs. If all goes according to plan, with the help of Obama's signature as well…the Manitou Springs Incline will be LEGAL to hike. That's right, you read correctly…. LEEEEgal!
After 4 years, a 13 step checklist of items to complete, and numerous hours of trail maintenance put in by Incline Friends volunteers, the dream has become a reality! The Incline Friends can't do it themselves, they need our help! You can donate to them here OR stop by and see us and meet the folks that helped this become possible at the Bristol Brewery Karma Hour benefiting Incline Friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15th 5-9pm. The Incline has technically been illegal to hike but is continuously trekked upon by over 70,000 folks annually according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Here at UpaDowna, we couldn't be happier! We got our start on the Incline and the roots of our being were born there! We will be starting up our famous "Incline Happy Hour" again on Thursday, Feb. 7th at 5pm (if all goes according to plan!) Keep tabs on the website and Facebook for more details as the date gets closer.
This is an extreme trail that is not to be taken lightly. PEOPLE HAVE DIED ON IT. Healthy, young, people. Please, consider your safety and the safety of others before attempting to hike this trail. Dogs are not recommended to hike this trail. For more info, please check out the following links.
Adventure On and we hope to see you out there!