200 timber steps that climb 178 feet in elevation, similar to the Manitou Springs Incline!
Address: Philip S. Miller Trails and Challenge Hill, 1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway, Castle Rock, CO 80109 We will climb the staircase and hike the trails within the park. With approximately 200 steps, the staircase is much shorter than the Manitou Incline, but don’t let that fool you — it’s quite steep and will raise your heartrate. It’s well made, with large timbers spaced perfectly so that on my climb, my footsteps consistently fell right on to a timber. It’s also wide enough to accommodate people going up and down simultaneously. At the top there’s a trail that will circle around back to the bottom, or as I did, around the entire park. The loop is approximately six miles, but there are side trails that can return you to the parking area without having to go all the way around.
This is about 30 minutes from Summit, so we will leave at 9:30am and get back by 1:00pm! If you want breakfast, make sure to be there by 9:00am! We will car pool from Summit! http://crgov.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/Philip-S-Miller-Trails-and-Challenge-Hil-111