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More Hiking in Manitou and Biking in Boulder

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Hikers and bikers may soon have more terrain to explore—legally—after planners in Boulder and Colorado Springs voted to make more land available for the activities. The Boulder Open Space Board of Trustees has approved opening two of five possible mountain bike trails west of the city, reports the Daily Camera. Some landowners still need to sign off before the bikers are allowed, and Boulder City Council will make the final call in March.

Down in the Springs, city council has approved a plan to open access to the popular Manitou Incline, notes the Associated Press. The trail—which rises 2,000 feet in just a mile along an abandoned cable car route—is used by as many as 500,000 people per year, despite the fact that it crosses pieces of land not designated for public access.

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