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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby jrs1965 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:28 am

I am no fan of Rudy's. My routine is to either stop at Marika's Coffee House or to load up on German pastries at Wimburgers...

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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby doggler » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:25 am

carson_h wrote:I love the incline. I usually continue up to Barr Camp then descend the Barr trail. Rudy's BBQ is always part of the program. My only issue with the incline is parking -- arrive early or late. Parking enforcement in Manitou is aggressive!!!


Or...park on Manitou Ave, or better yet at Memorial Park.

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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby pills2619 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:59 pm

Hike to Barr Camp by starting on the Incline then heading straight west on a trail that I can't remember the name of but its very well defined and pretty much the only trial that leads due west from the top of the incline area. Take that trail for about a mile when it will dump into the Barr trail. Take a right and head west on the Barr trail for about 3.5 miles. Make sure to stay left at the intersection for the experimental forest about a .5 mile hike from when you rejoin the Barr from the top of the incline trail. I think that doing the incline as well as trying to summit pikes peak would be hard for someone who has not done the incline before as its a slightly different muscle group. The hike to Barr camp will be very enjoyable as you have already gained 3000 of the 4200ish feet of vertical it take to get to Barr Camp. Otherwise no the incline is not worth a 2 hour drive.
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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby MuchosPixels » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:19 am

pills2619 wrote:Hike to Barr Camp by starting on the Incline then heading straight west on a trail that I can't remember the name of but its very well defined and pretty much the only trial that leads due west from the top of the incline area. Take that trail for about a mile when it will dump into the Barr trail. Take a right and head west on the Barr trail for about 3.5 miles. Make sure to stay left at the intersection for the experimental forest about a .5 mile hike from when you rejoin the Barr from the top of the incline trail. I think that doing the incline as well as trying to summit pikes peak would be hard for someone who has not done the incline before as its a slightly different muscle group. The hike to Barr camp will be very enjoyable as you have already gained 3000 of the 4200ish feet of vertical it take to get to Barr Camp. Otherwise no the incline is not worth a 2 hour drive.


I agree. The Barr Trail is awesome and worth the trip. The incline can be a zoo at times. If you can and have time keep going past Barr Camp all the way to the A-Frame at tree line. Unreal place with amazing views.

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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby carson_h » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:34 am

Are parking times limited park in Memorial Park? The last time I arrive mid-day on a weekend, all the spots I could find in town had a 2 hour time limit and I'm not that fast...

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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:27 am

Manitou has a parking information page that specifically addresses runners issues: http://manitousprings.org/parking-information/
There will be free parking with a free shuttle behind Tajine Alami (dirt lot just east of Memorial Park) starting in mid-May. Their plan is to run the shuttle from 6 am to 6 pm from May 19 to September 9.
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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby pills2619 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:46 pm

Parking can seem hard if you are in a hurry but I always just drive to the Barr Camp lot and pay cause unless its really busy you can usually find spots. This might have changed as the last time I was regularly doing the incline was about a year ago. Also if you don't currently do this, you should start; if you pay for a 24hour parking space at the main lot then please give your ticket to someone else as you are leaving.
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Re: The Incline - worth the trip?

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:47 pm

pills2619 wrote:if you pay for a 24hour parking space at the main lot then please give your ticket to someone else as you are leaving.

This is illegal, and you will be ticketted if caught. Then you'll have the Incline Blues (bad singing courtesy of Bill Beagle).
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