Volunteers sought for trail work on Manitou Incline

Life Thu, Sep 11, 2014 - 4:15 AM

Do you love the Manitou Incline? Prove it. Volunteers are being sought for a series of work days on the popular trail, which climbs roughly 2,000 feet in about a mile. The trail was closed Aug. 18 for repairs and is...

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