Manitou Incline to close again for repair work

Posted at 11:26 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 20:46:47-04

The Mt. Manitou Incline will close again late this summer and fall for more repair work, Colorado Springs city officials said.

The Incline is a series of stairs/ties that climb 2,000 feet in just less than a mile. It's popular with hikers, runners and visitors.

The trail, which starts near the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, was closed for several months in 2014 for the first phase of repairs.

During phase two of the repair work, which will start August 22, crews will repair and replace damaged retaining walls, clean up rebar and loose debris, add more drainage structures, stabilize the existing ties, and stabilize the surrounding slopes.

The work is expected to close the Incline for four months.

The 2016 project will cost $1 million, according to the City of Colorado Springs.

The City of Colorado Springs is responsible for the general oversight, trail enhancements, and maintenance of the Incline and to apply for grants for fund improvements, per the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Manitou Springs.

For more information on the construction project, visit the Incline's website.

Learn more about the hike here. Find more hikes and Colorado adventures in our Discover Colorado section.


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