The Incline is NOW open to the public!
The following RULES and REGULATIONS were adopted in the Manitou Incline Site Development and Management Plan (4 MB pdf) to help manage impacts to the surrounding neighborhood and for user safety.
Incline Rules and Regulations:
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
"Use at YOUR OWN RISK"
"Leave No Trace" trash cans are provided at trail heads
NO PETS Allowed
FULL OR PARTIAL CLOSURES: when necessary to perform renovation, construction or maintenance operations
Recommended "UPHILL USE" only
For more information regarding responsibilities of each partner please refer to the Intergovernmental Agreement.
Under the guidance of consultant Tapis Associates, Inc., the Cities of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, along with the Manitou Incline property owners (U.S. Forest Service, Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway Co., and Colorado Springs Utilities), have completed the public process exploring the feasibility of opening the Incline for public recreation. The results are documented in the Manitou Incline Site Development and Management Plan (4 MB pdf), which addresses all aspects of the Incline including historical background, site conditions, and a Timeline (pdf) outlining what needs to be done before the recreational area can be legally opened. Both City Councils have approved the Plan and both are proceeding with completion of the critical tasks as identified in the Timeline.
Check back here for additional information, public meeting dates, and/or progress updates.
Questions? Email Manitou Springs Planning Director Dan Folke or call him at 719-685-2550.
MANITOU INCLINE STATUS UPDATE
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