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City officials announce temporary closure of Manitou Incline

August 10, 2015 Updated: August 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm
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photo - Brian Wilfong makes his way down the Manitou Incline, as John Stumbo makes his way up. (Carol Lawrence/The Gazette)
Brian Wilfong makes his way down the Manitou Incline, as John Stumbo makes his way up. (Carol Lawrence/The Gazette) 

Attention Incline hikers: Your favorite sufferfest will be closed Saturday morning and much of Sunday to make way for participants in the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Colorado Springs city officials announced Monday.

On Saturday, the Incline will be off-limits until about 11 a.m. On Sunday, the trail will be closed until about 2 p.m.

Beyond the mandatory closures, the city is urging people to avoid the trail altogether this weekend, citing congestion and road closures related to the annual running races on Barr Trail. Hundreds of competitors and spectators are expected to descend upon the area for this weekend's contest, which marks the 60th running of the Marathon.

The Incline will resume normal hours of operation - from dawn to dusk - on Monday.

The Incline - which gains 2,000 feet of elevation during a mile-long climb up an old tourist railway - isn't part of the race course, but it contributes to traffic on Barr Trail because most hikers return to the trailhead via Barr.

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