This Colorado man is precisely one hike away from completing an amazing feat. If he pulls it off, he'll be only the third person to accomplish this.

Are you familiar with Colorado's Manitou Incline? It's absolutely nuts. The hike is a monster. Well, the gentlemen above has climbed it 999 times so far in 2021. This Friday, he'll make it an even 1,000.

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He's Made This Colorado Climb How Many Times?

Meet Christl. He climbs Manitou Incline frequently. As of today, Tuesday, December 28, 2021, he has made the climb 999 so far this year.

What's His Goal for 2021?

Christl has a goal in mind for the year. If all goes according to plan, he will climb Manitou Incline a total of 1,000 times in 2021. The date set for his hike 1,000 is Friday, December 31, 2021.

It's Been Done Before

If Christl can pull this off, climbing Manitou Incline 1,000 times in a single year, he'll be only the third person to ever accomplish this amazing task.

Special Technique When Descending Colorado's Manitou Incline

Word on the street is Christl is a super-nice guy and likes to chit-chat. Somehow I've never encountered him when hiking the Incline. How do I know I've never seen him? Well, from what I hear, he likes to walk back down the Incline backward.

If you run into Christl be sure to cheer him on. I climb Manitou Incline once per year, always on my birthday, and let me tell you, it's a killer. In my mind, conquering this mountain once a year is an achievement. The thought of climbing it two to three times per day is inconceivable.

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For those that want to see some great scenery but don't want to work for it, the Ribbon Trail is the perfect destination hike for non-hikers.

The Ribbon Trail Hike itself is about 7 miles in length and quite strenuous. But, the first part of the trail from the upper trailhead to Ribbon Rock is not difficult at all. The hike is about 1/4 mile and takes you to some pretty incredible scenery in western Colorado.

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Here is a look at some of the snow tubing options you'll find throughout Colorado this winter. Hopefully, you can enjoy some great Colorado fun in the snow.

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