Archive for August, 2014

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon August 16 & 17, 2014

Photo by Evan Sanders This Saturday is the Pikes Peak Ascent and Sunday is the Pikes Peak Marathon. On Saturday the 1st Wave starts at 7 AM and the 2nd Wave at 7:30 AM. Barr Trail should be clear after 8:30 AM for runners going up. Sunday the start is 7 AM but there will [...]


Red Mountain Incline Exhibit

The Manitou Incline isn’t the only incline that was built in Manitou Springs. An incline railway on Red Mountain operated intermittently from 1912 to 1922 and is associated with the famed story of Emma Crawford. There was a bar and dance floor at the top. Manitou Springs Heritage Center volunteer David Walker has assembled information, [...]


Manitou Incline Erosion from Summer Rains

Heavy rains in the Pikes Peak region the last few weeks have created rumors that the Manitou Incline is closed because of the rain. The rains haven’t closed the Incline but a plan to close the Incline for repairs was announced earlier this year. The current unofficial plan is for it to close on August [...]