Lisa and I went for nice little hike yesterday on the Paul Intemann trail connecting to Red Mountain trail over in Manitou Springs. For the middle of winter, this January day of 56 degrees F was quite pleasant.
The parking for the trailhead is only a hundred yards or so away from the beginning of the famous Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and the very popular Manitou incline. Well, the Manitou incline railway is no longer there but the remaining steep incline is immensely popular with fitness types.
At the top of Red Mountain, which is a spur off of the Intemann trail, are old ruins of another incline which, I believe, predates the Manitou incline. I guess the Red Mountain incline was only open for a couple of years around 1912.
The hike to the top of Red Mountain was only about 40 minutes at a pretty leisurely pace. There were a few icy patches, but otherwise it was a nice hike.
The photo of the old foundation shows Manitou Springs in the background with Colorado Springs a little further away.
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