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Manitou Incline Phase 3 Repair Photos

Manitou Incline Phase 3 Repairs

Photos of the Incline repairs from the false summit to the top. The Incline re-opened on November 22nd, 2017. These photos were taken about a week before the re-opening when Timberline Landscaping was doing the final touches.

2018 Manitou Incline wall calendars are available now. Click here.

Manitou Incline Re-opens Early


manitou-incline-before-and-after-phase3The Manitou Incline closed August 21st for repairs that were original expected to take until mid-December. With good weather throughout the falls the expected re-opening date was moved to December 1st. Today, November 22nd, Colorado Springs Parks and Rec unexpectedly announced that it was open for hiking in time for Thanksgiving.

An official reopening celebration will take place on Friday, December 1 at 8 AM at the base of the Manitou Incline. The Gazette has some interesting stats for the Phase 3 repairs.

Enjoy the Incline or the scenery in the area? You can purchase a 2018 wall calendar that benefits the Incline through the Incline Friends. Find all the 2018 Incline calendar info on this page.

2018 Manitou Incline Calendars


2018 Manitou Incline calendars are now available for ordering. $3 from each calendar will be donated to the Incline Friends.

For more information and to order now, go to the 2018 Manitou Incline calendar order page.

Enjoy the photos but a calendar isn’t your thing? Use coupon code calendar2018 to get 25% off photos here.

Manitou Incline Closure 2017


After uncertainty about funding for the 3rd phase of repairs for the Manitou Incline, Colorado Springs has announced that the Incline will be closing this fall. The City of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with the City of Manitou Springs, will start phase 3 improvements to the Mt. Manitou Incline on August 21.

The Incline will close for the Pikes Peak Ascent Marathon on August 19 and 20 and will remain closed for the repairs and renovations which are set to begin on Monday, August 21 and is expected to last into December. Construction will take place between Tie 2137 and Tie 2741, at the upper third of the Incline above the false summit. For more information on the construction project, visit

The Incline project has four major goals: improved safety, enhanced user experience, long-term sustainability of the trail and increased accessibility. Work will include repairing and replacing damaged retaining walls, cleaning up the exposed rebar and loose debris, adding additional drainage structures, anchoring the existing ties, and stabilizing the surrounding slopes. Currently, there are several failed drainage structures. During construction, the failed infrastructure will be removed and new drainage structures will be installed. The increase in drainage structures will greatly help reduce the velocity of water, a critical factor in reducing erosion and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Incline.


The project cost is estimated to be $2 million. Funding is made possible by a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program. The grant money allocated is provided as reimbursement for documented eligible costs. The City of Colorado Springs is responsible for the general oversight, trail enhancements, general maintenance of the Incline and to apply for grants to fund improvements, per the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Manitou Springs. For more information on the construction project, visit

Join Incline Friends at Manitou Brewing Company

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Join the Incline Friends Board of Directors at 6 PM on Tuesday, January 31 at Manitou Brewing Company at 725 Manitou Ave. This is your chance to ask the Incline Friends board any questions you might have. There will be chances to win prizes and MBC’s special that night is a pint of beer and three tacos for $9!

Manitou Brewing Company is a big supporter of the Incline Friends. They donate a portion of the sales of their brand-named glasses to Incline Friends. They recently donated $624 from the pint glasses.

Incline Friends will also be thanking the folks from Timberline Landscaping for their work on Phase II of the Incline restoration. Come out and talk to the Incline Friends and raise a toast to Timberline Landscaping.