Incline Closures August 15th and 16th Weekend

Manitou Incline

The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon are this weekend, August 15th and 16th (2015). The Ascent is on Saturday and the Marathon is on Sunday. About 1800 runners will head up Barr Trail Saturday morning and Sunday around 800 runners will go up Barr Trail to the summit and back down.

This year the city of Colorado Springs has decided that Incline users and that many runners on Barr Trail would be a bad mix. The Manitou Incline will be closed Saturday morning until 11 AM and it’ll be closed until 2 PM on Sunday.

Runners will still be coming down Barr Trail after 2 PM on Sunday but should be fairly spread out. While you’re returning on Barr Trail, please pay attention to runners coming up behind you and let them pass you. That’s actually what you should do on any day.

The Colorado Springs City Parks Department highly recommends Incline users to refrain from using the Incline during this weekend due to congestion and road closures. The Incline will resume normal hours of operation (dawn to dusk) on Monday, August 17. See complete Manitou Incline rules here.

One Response to “Incline Closures August 15th and 16th Weekend”

  1. Valerie says:

    It would have been nice to know of the closure a couple of months in advance before planning a trip. Next maybe everyone should know the hours, we got to the incline and was told it was closed, for the weekend and had to come back Monday. Reading this it says it’s only closed for certain hours. Everyone needs to get on the same page for the rules

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