MANITOU SPRINGS — It's been over a month since the Manitou Incline has reopened after being closed due to COVID-19 concerns.
When it reopened, the cities of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, along with the Forest Service, agreed on a new reservation system to allow people to reserve a free time to hike the Incline. From all indications, the reservation system in place is working.
Users can sign up for half-hour sessions, and 45 reservations are available for each 30-minute time slot. The Park Ranger Supervisor is urging people to cancel their reservations if they are unable to make it.
"Our no-show rate was very low over the Labor Day weekend," said Jillian Rossi. "We're continuing to stress that if you're not going to make your reservations, please cancel. It's really easy. You just e-mail InclineCancellation@coloradosprings.gov."
The reservation system will continue through at least October while the City of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs work together for a winter plan. Social distancing is enforced, and make sure to put on a mask before passing others on the hike.
For more details or to make a reservation, click here.