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Free Manitou Incline Shuttle Starts for 2015

Today, May 17th, the free Manitou Incline shuttle starts running again for the summer. It will run through September 12, 2015. The Incline bus (Route 33) will operate from 6 AM – 8:15 PM every day on 20 minute intervals. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays there will be a 2nd bus from 10 AM until [...]

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Manitou Incline Photos

I’ve had some requests for some of the photos I’ve shared on the Manitou Incline Hike Facebook page recently. Manitou Incline photos are now available for purchase on my UltraRob photo site.

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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, [...]

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Free Manitou Shuttle Resumes Incline Service

Tomorrow, May 18th, the free Manitou Incline shuttle starts running again for the summer. It will run through September 13, 2014. The Incline bus (Route 33) will operate from 6 AM until 8 PM every day on 20 minute intervals. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays there will be a 2nd bus from 10 AM until [...]

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Incline Friends Membership Party 2014

The Incline Friends are having their 2014 membership drive on Wednesday April 30th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Manitou Brewing Company. Go support the Manitou Incline and learn what the Incline Friends have planned for this year. Incline Friends membership supports the maintenance of the Incline. Annual memberships are $35 and include [...]

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Winter Morning on the Incline

I hiked up the Incline yesterday morning, December 22, 2013, early to catch sunrise from the top. About an inch of snow had fallen overnight and there were still clouds off to the east. It was a beautiful morning to be on the Incline! Below are photos from the hike. I could tell there was [...]

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Emma Crawford Races October 26, 2013

The Emma Crawford Coffin races are tomorrow October 26, 2013. The races are noon until 3 PM. I don’t know when Manitou Avenue will be closed but I’d expect by mid morning it’ll be tough to find parking in Manitou. If you plan on hiking the Incline tomorrow, go early or late or plan on [...]

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Incline Hike February 24, 2013

I hiked up the Incline late Sunday afternoon. There was a small amount of fresh snow from in the morning but it was no longer snowing. On the lower part, I could see ice under the snow from where the sun had melted the snow on Saturday. The upper part was just snow packed. Even [...]

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Legalized After Long Climb!

Last night the Manitou Springs city council voted 6-0 for the resolution allowing recreational use of the Manitou Incline. Now there’s only a couple days left for normally law abiding citizens to break the law by trespassing on the Incline. The Manitou Incline will be legal for hiking starting Friday, February 1st at dawn. The [...]

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Incline Friends Karma Hour

Last week President Obama signed the law clearing up the railway right-of-way issue with the Manitou Incline. The Colorado Springs council also passed the needed resolution for legalizing the Incline for hiking. The only step remaining to legalizing the Incline is a resolution by the Manitou Springs city council. Manitou Springs council is expected to [...]

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