Manitou Springs Vicinity Map

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 News

The Manitou Springs Incline is Open

                                    Incline/Manitou Springs FREE Shuttle

Please use the Manitou Springs FREE Shuttle to avoid congestion of Ruxton Avenue.  The FREE Shuttle and FREE PARKING can be found at 10 Old Man's Trail at the Hiawatha Gardens building.

Incline Trail Work

Incline Damage

The Incline suffered wear and tear over the years. To see the vision of proposed revitalization efforts, please click here. 

Additional Information

For additional information on the Incline, please visit the Colorado Springs website at

Incline Rules and Regulations: 

Hours: 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M


"Leave No Trace" trash cans are provided at trailheads

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 the 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 Department at 719-685-4398.

Incline Site Development PlanDevelopment Plan Public Workshop #1
June 24, 2010 Public Meetings Public Workshop #2
October 21, 2010 Public Meeting
January 20, 2011
About the Incline