Barr Trail,[where?] downward view, July 2007
|Length||12.6 miles (20.3 km)|
|Location||Colorado, United States|
|Trailheads||Manitou Springs, Colorado
Pikes Peak summit
|Elevation gain/loss||8,000 feet (2,440 m) gain|
|Highest point||14,115 feet (4,302 m)|
Barr Trail is a 12.6-mile (20.3 km) trail that climbs 8,000 feet (2,400 m) from Iron Springs, Colorado to the Pikes Peak summit and is used for the Pikes Peak Marathon and the Barr Trail Mountain Race. The high elevation trail with a long sustained grade is rated[who?] more difficult. Points along the trail include:
- Trailhead, west side of Manitou Springs
- Halfway up, Barr Camp, 2 acres (8,100 m2) with a cabin, benches, and picnic table with overnight accommodations and refreshments
- Mile 12.6: Pikes Peak Summit House
The new Barr Trail was officially opened by the Pike's Peak Barnch of the Colorado Mountain Club to the summit of Pike's Peak on July 4, 1918, on a different route than the older Barr Burro Trail through Ruxton Canon. Barr Camp was built between 1921 and 1924.
- http://www.barrtrail.net/ Barr Trail Information
- U.S. Forest Service: BARR TRAIL #620
- 1916 Polk city directory available at Pikes Peak Library District website
- Shaw, Dorothy Stott (1918). "Notes from the Pike's Peak Branch" (Google books). Trail and Timberline. Issues 1-63. Retrieved 2013-12-12. "the Pike's Peak Branch celebrated the glorious fourth last year by officially opening the new Barr Trail to the summit of Pike's Peak… This year camp will be made at Dead Lake on the night of the third of July… Return will be by way of the Barr Burro Trail. … The members of the Colorado Springs branch [used] sleeping bags…on the ground, saving for the Denver members the beds in the cabins. … The Colorado Springs Local Walks Committee is to be congratulated on the trip … Hob Nail…The Texas Oil Company is the first to remove its signboard from the Mountain Parks entrance on Lookout Mountain."