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Incline Access Through Cog Parking LotThe bottom of the Incline is behind the upper Pikes Peak Cog Railway parking lot on Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs. There’s a trail that drops down by the electric substation from the Barr parking lot and then over to the Incline bottom.

If you’ve parked down Ruxton, you can cut up through the Cog Railway parking lot to get to the bottom of the Incline. Just past the townhomes on the right, there’s a steep drive and a sign that says future Incline trailhead (click photo to get larger view). Walk up there and go to the back of the parking lot.

The best options for parking are parking at the free lot near Memorial Park and taking the free shuttle or parking at the Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama. Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama is $10 peak season and $5 off season. The Barr parking lot requires reservations and is $10 per hour. The parking on Ruxton is very limited and the parking pay kiosks only take credit card and not cash.