Manitou Springs may require paid reservations to hike the Incline

MANITOU SPRINGS — The Manitou Incline closed in mid-March to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. As the state begins the process to reopen, a proposal by the City of Manitou Springs suggests putting a paid reservation system in place to help limit the traffic on the Incline and the area surrounding it.

The plan outlines allowing 25 to 49 hikers on the Incline per hour during the safer-at-home order.

Under consideration in the reservation system would be to charging visitors a daily fee of $5 to $10 or issue multi-use and annual passes for residents. The revenue from these fees would go toward costs to “operate, maintain and manage the Incline as well as other Park and Recreation systems.”

Read more about the proposal from our partner The Denver Channel.

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