The incline is a funny trail, if you can even call it that. It is just a set of stairs (made of rail road ties) in Manitou Springs, that is technically closed to the public, although no one pays a bit of attention to the "No Trespassing" sign. There is a gain of about 2,000 feet in just a little over one mile. Some local nuts do the incline a couple times a week when the weather permits. We are not like that, and we are definitely not breaking any world records getting up to the top. In our opinion anytime under an hour is a pretty respectable.
In the car, Dan is seriously driving on 1-25 at that exact moment. Yes, we have matching visors.
This is just at the beginning, hadn't hit the really steep - 68% grade - yet.
A look from the top down.
I like this shot because it makes it look so much steeper and scarier than it actually is.