Manitou Springs Vicinity Map

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


"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.


To view updates on the Manitou Incline, click on the following links:

May 2012 report 

September 2012 report

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 Incline Task Force About the Plan