MANITOU INCLINE IS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS: The Incline closed on August 18th and will be closed until late November/early December 2014. Details on the Incline closure and repairs are here.
The Manitou Incline was built as a cable car to carry materials to build pipelines on Pikes Peak. After the pipelines were finished, it was turned into a tourist attraction.
After a rock slide damaged a section of track in 1990, the Manitou Incline was closed down and the rails removed. Some locals started hiking up the remaining ties for a tough workout even though it was illegal because of crossing private property. As of February 1st, 2013, it is legal to hike.
Two of the most common questions about the Manitou Incline are how to get to the Incline trailhead and how long does it take to hike the Incline. The Manitou Incline photo page is also popular. For the latest news, head over to the Incline News page.