How many times could you hike the Manitou Incline?

Posted at 7:30 PM, Apr 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 21:30:41-04

The snow didn’t stop some die-hard fans from hitting the Manitou Incline this Earth Day weekend.

Saturday marked a special event, the ‘Incline-A-Thon,’ where hikers were encouraged to hike the Incline as many times as they could. The event was inspired by similar events at the ‘Mini Incline’ in Castle Rock.

At the Mini Incline event, people had the opportunity to test themselves in seeing how many laps of the 200 stair course they could do, but this event was a little bigger, a whopping 2,544 steps bigger. 

Participants climbed the 2,744 steps, gaining over 2,000 feet in elevation, then ran the three miles down the Barr Trail to the bottom to see if they could do it all over again. 

News 5 spoke with a few hikers who said the snow did not get in their way.

"When it snows out and people stay inside like they don’t do anything and we moved out here to go outside and do stuff we’re not going to let the weather stop us so why not," said hiker, Becky Evans.

The group ‘Incline Friends’ was readily available in the parking lot for those needing water or snacks. The event went from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.