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Popular hiking incline to close for road repairs

Reservations are needed if you want to climb 2,768 steps up a mountain.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — The Manitou Incline will close for two days for utilities work on the upper portion of Ruxton Avenue leading up to the base of the trail.

The steep and popular hiking trail will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 14 and Wednesday, Dec. 15.

The City of Colorado Springs said the water line utilities work is classified as investigative work and was requested by the City of Manitou Springs. The work will be completed by Colorado Springs Utilities. Rangers also plan to do maintenance work on the Incline during the closure.

Credit: City of Colorado Springs

Owned and managed by the City of Colorado Springs near the base of Barr Trail in Manitou Springs, the Manitou Incline features 2,768 steps up a mountain.

The free reservation system, which began in 2020, remains in place through a memorandum of understanding between the cities of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

Previously, hikers could reserve a spot up to seven days in advance. Thanks to feedback from hikers about wanting to plan further in advance, hikers can now make a reservation for the Incline as early as eight weeks in advance at ColoradoSprings.gov/Incline.

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