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Timberline Landscaping wins bid to fix the Incline, construction begins soon

Starting today, Timberline Landscaping of Colorado Springs will take on one of the most important trail restoration projects ever attempted in the Pikes Peak Region.

Construction crews and equipment are scheduled to begin fixing erosion…


Posted by Tim Bergsten on August 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

First Wedding on the Incline ???

A little more than a week past Valentine's Day, love sprang eternal on the Incline. Friends said this couple had met on the Incline so just up from the base and to the side of the ties they tied the knot on Saturday, February 23. Yes, of course, the couple and some of the wedding party intended to hike the Incline post-ceremony. If she'd had a bouquet that would've been quite the toss from the top ay?…


Posted by Bill Beagle on February 23, 2013 at 12:00pm

Thanks to all of Our "Outlaw" Donors

Incline Diva Jill Suarez (or as she dubbed herself, "The Incline Bunny)" was one of more than a dozen people who ponied up cash to have their picture taken, one more time, with the "No Trespassing" sign that was removed from the Incline for eventual display at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. A lot of hikers took advantage of a beautiful, Spring-like day to climb the Incline which became legally open to the public on February 1, 2013. One couple (see above)…


Posted by Bill Beagle on February 23, 2013 at 10:00am

Expectations of a Trail Work Day

At our recent crew leader training some of us discussed the “patience factor,” i.e. crew leaders don’t want to be waiting around for volunteers to organize, pay attention, etc. and volunteers, since they are giving freely of their time, don’t want that time wasted either. As a volunteer, when you arrive for a trail project you can expect a certain amount of time will be spent organizing you into different crews, familiarizing you with tools and most importantly, reviewing safety…


Posted by Bill Beagle on May 1, 2012 at 1:15pm



About Incline Friends

 Mission Statement:The Incline Friends group is dedicated to making the Incline sustainable and open to the public.

Volunteer Nov.1 - Are you having Incline Withdrawal? Then come and help with the facelift of the Incline on Saturday, Nov. 1. The City of Colorado Springs and the Incline Friends need your help at the top of the Incline. Although we will not be on the Incline, you will be close enough to taste it! We will be working to repair the area between the top of the Incline and Barr Trail.

Register here!

Over the years this area has suffered greatly from heavy use. We will restore the area so it can return to its natural state. Work during the volunteer projects will include closing existing social trails and building a new sustainable trail.

Participants must be 12 years or older, anyone under 18 must have a guardian accompany them during the workday. Check-in/late registration the morning of will begin at 7:30 a.m., in the Barr Parking Lot. The project will begin at 8 a.m., ending at 3:30 p.m. Please come prepared to work the entire day and hike 3 miles up Barr Trail to the project work site. Tools will be provided and brought to the project work site by staff; however, you will need to bring and hike with your own gloves, water, hat, sunscreen and lunch.

Incline to close for repairs on or about August 18 through November, 2014.


Keep on Smiling: For anyone who shops online, please check out Amazon Smile. For every purchase you make, Amazon Smile will kick back a percentage to Incline Friends. Many thanks!


The final tally is in, with Incline Friends receiving a check from the Colorado Springs' Independen'ts IndyGive! campaign for a little over $27,000! Credit goes to all of you great Incline supporters for your generous donations that helped us secure matching grants. Thanks to all of you YOUNG donors (36 and under) for helping us finish a very close second in that category, enabling us to earn an additional $4,000 that included in the total above. We hope you had as much fun as we did, participating in this great community philanthropic event and we hope you enjoyed or will enjoy some of the incentives you got from your donations.

Rest assured your Board of Directors is not restring. Despite this successful campaign, we are still looking to raise an additional $150,000 as our share of making the Incline better and more sustainable.



Take a Bow! - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 brought some wonderful news to your Incline Friends Board of Directors. It is wonderful news for all who love and use the Incline. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) which disburses funds from state lottery proceeds awarded a generous grant that will help in restoring and stabilizing the Incline. The grant is in the amount of $350,000. That's right, no typo, four zeroes behind the 35. Not only did GOCO fund the project to the fullest extent possible, GOCO also gave very good feedback on the project, calling it the highest ranking project in the entire state. YOU, Incline users should share in this achievement. Your enthusiasm, dedication and support helped make this happen. Numbers don't lie and the numbers presented in the grant application were a clear indication of the popularity of the Incline and its importance to our community, a resounding testament that could not be ignored. So the next time you hit the Incline, step a little lighter, broaden that grin on your face because YOU, all of you were a big, big part of making this happen! The Incline Friends must now raise our portion ($200,000) to insure the improvement project is completed so remember that we are a part of the Indy Give! campaign which runs through December 31, with special thanks to so many of you who have already donated.
INCLINE COUNTER: Did you ever wonder how many people really climb the Incline? Click here and see the results from the City of Colorado Springs' counter.


IT'S OPEN! The Incline Friends celebrated the opening of the Manitou Incline at sunrise on Friday. It was great to host the media, some special guests and all the Incline climbers who came out to join in the festivities. Now it's time to get to work raising funds - to the tune of $1 million - to fix and maintain the Incline, build a trailhead and some new trails for downhill traffic. Keep an eye on Incline for info on how you can help. Until then, here are some links to get you started. Donate to Incline Friends > Become a member of Incline Friends Like Incline Friends on Facebook Thanks again for your support and we'll see you on the LEGAL Incline!

VIDEO: Here's a video of the official "christening" of the LEGAL Manitou Incline.

Hikers will no longer be able to trespass on the Manitou Incline. That's because beginning Friday (Feb. 1) hiking up the old railway bed will be legal. The Manitou Springs City Council gave the final approval for opening the popular trail on Tuesday. "I speak for myself and for the members of Incline Friends when I offer my sincere congratulations to all who worked to make this happen. A legal Incline is something that the people of the Pikes Peak Region deserve," said Bill Beagle of the Incline Friends committee. Read all about it!

Must See: Incline Friends committee member Bill Beagle has the "Incline Blues."


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The Incline Restoration 1 Reply

I'm a new Boy Scout in the community here, and I joined the June 10th City Council meeting and I talked to a woman named Sandi Yukman about a possible Eagle project in September. This obviously caught my attention and gave her my contact info, but I…Continue

Started by Sean Rowland. Last reply by Sandi Yukman Aug 14.

Cool Contest - Top of the line CO Hiking Gear

Hi,A local company is holding a great, really simple photo contest and giving away high-end gear. I thought you guys might be interested. Check it out below!…Continue

Started by Danielle Aug 13.

Severe Erosion on Hillside 7 Replies

Dear Incline Friends,I am disappointed that the incline was opened over a year ago, with no proper downhill traffic plan.  The signage on the bottom suggests not descending down the incline, but it falls short of guiding the hikers (especially those…Continue

Started by Nicole Rosa. Last reply by Nicole Rosa May 17.

Incline Friends auctioning football autographed by entire Denver Broncos team

What do the Broncos and the Incline have in common?Read on.....In the fall…Continue

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Started by Tim Bergsten Jan 29.



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