Manitou Incline Rules

Manitou Springs police can issue tickets for breaking any of the Incline rules.

WARNING: The Manitou Incline is an EXTREME trail

Use at your own risk
Do not attempt this trail if you are not used to hiking at altitude or have trouble climbing a standard flight of stairs.
Consult with your doctor before adding the Incline to your exercise routine.
If you need medical attention on the Incline, it could take First Responders over an hour to get to you.

Incline Hours Vary Based on Time of Year
Incline hours are 6 AM to 8 PM from April 1st to October 31st and 6 AM to 6 PM from November 1st to March 31st.

Be respectful of the neighbors who live on Ruxton Ave. Would you like to be woken up with beeping and slamming of car doors? If you trip in the dark, a First Responder could as well.

No Pets Allowed
We love hiking with our pets, but dogs off leash or dogs on long leashes become hazards to other hikers and to themselves. The excessive amount of dog waste that has been left behind is becoming a health issue. This rule applies to all pets although dogs are the common pets that are on trails.

Recommended: UPHILL ONLY! Please use Barr Trail for your descent.

Smoking is prohibited.

Please be RESPECTFUL of all hikers.
Stay on the designated trail corridor, don’t blaze your own trail to get down faster.
Slower hikers stay to the right.
Pack out your trash. Utilize the port-a-lets before you start your hike.

These rules and regulations were vetted during the master plan process and are required by the property owners. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in permits and agreements being revoked. If you enjoy using the Incline please respect the rules and regulations, other hikers and the property owners. The Incline is on public and private land.

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