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

Incline Closure

The Incline will be closed during the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on August 15th and 16th. Only event participants will be allowed on the Incline while the event is going on. Normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, August 17.

Incline Notice

Incline improvements are coming in the Fall of 2014. Please click here to see the Incline Enhancement Notice.

Incline Trail Work

Upcoming incline work is pending. For a brief overview of pending Incline improvement projects, please click here.

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 Closure, please visit the Colorado Springs website at


 Incline Rules and Regulations:

Hours: Dawn to Dusk


"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 Director Wade Burkholder or call him 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