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Manitou Incline Phase 3 Repair Photos

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.

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Manitou Incline Re-opens Early

The 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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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Join Incline Friends at Manitou Brewing Company

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 [...]

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Manitou Incline Reopening After Phase 2 Repairs

Click here for 2017 Manitou Incline calendars The Manitou Incline reopens on December 2nd, 2016 after a celebration ceremony and ribbon cutting with Olympic athletes at 8:30 AM. The Incline has been closed since August 22nd for a second phase of repairs. This time work was done from the bottom of the Incline up to [...]

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Incline Closing for 2016 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Update from the Iron Springs Melodrama mid-morning on Saturday: The incline is open the rest of the day today and will be open from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. tomorrow. That is from the El Paso County Sheriff Deputy who is sitting at the bottom and it’s fixing to leave, once again nobody puts out [...]

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Barr Trail Mountain Race – July 17th, 2016

The Barr Trail Mountain Race is this Sunday, July 17th, 2016. The race starts in front of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway depot at 7 AM. Runners will be going up and down Barr Trail until around 10 AM. The Barr Trail parking lot will be closed from 5 AM until noon. The Manitou Incline [...]

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July Fourth Fireworks 2016

The Manitou Springs Fire Department sets off Fourth of July fireworks from Higginbotham Flats. Most people watch the parade on Manitou Avenue and then enjoy the firework show. The Manitou Incline is also a cool place to watch them. You do need to head up the Incline by 8 PM though to keep from breaking [...]

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Incline Closure Coming Late Summer 2016

The Manitou Incline will once again be closing for repairs late summer of 2016. It will be closed from August 22 until early December, 2016 (Photo above is from 2014). In 2014 it was closed from August 18th through December 5th. This time the repair work will address the bottom portion of the Incline. Colorado [...]

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