Barr Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 11.5 miles long and begins at 6,692 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 23.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 10,442 feet. The Pay Parking is near the trailhead. The Barr Camp site and the 2 Miles information guidepost can be seen along the trail. There is also a bench along the trail. Near the end of the trail are restrooms.
Barr Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"While most folks will want to turn around at Barr Camp, it's theoretically possible to ride to the summit. The toll road goes to the summit for those who find a willing friend to drive a shuttle vehicle. However you ride it, Barr trail is one tough cookie with more than 7,000 feet in altitude change! Try to enjoy the spectacular views while struggling to take in the ever-decreasing oxygen. Watch out for other travelers on this busy trail! Located in Manitou Springs. Tread: 11.7 miles of singletrack."
--David Crowell, Mountain Biking Colorado Springs (Falcon Guides).
"This great hike heads up the lower section of the world-famous Barr Trail, which reaches the summit of Pikes Peak (14,115 feet), the highest mountain in the Colorado Springs area. This hike climbs the steep switchbacks on the lower section of the trail, and ends at a stunning overlook on the Eagle’s Nest Trail."
--Bob D Antonio, Hiking Colorado's Front Range (Falcon Guides).
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