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Barr Trail

Basics
Location:
Manitou Springs
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
26 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Trailhead Elevation:
6700 feet
Elevation Change:
7400 feet
Season:
Late Spring - Fall

Description

The trail passes through three ecological life zones, Montane, Spruce-fir and alpine. Wildlife species common to those zones are frequently observed.

The trail is rated more difficult because of its long sustained grade rising to an especially high elevation. Although an average hiker might complete the round trip in about 16 hours, those persons not used to hiking, especially at these altitudes, should not attempt the round trip in one day. Because of the long sustained grade, even a one way downhill hike from the summit is very tiring to the legs and feet when not conditioned.

Details

Location:
Manitou Springs
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
26 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
One way downhill hike from the summit is very tiring to the legs and feet when not conditioned.
Trailhead Elevation:
6700
Elevation Change:
7400
Season:
Late Spring - Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak
Additional Details:
WEATHER: Temperatures at the summit may be as much as 40 degrees cooler than at the bottom. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer and snow or sleet may be encountered throughout the year. DRINKING WATER: Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

1. Trailhead is off Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs Colorado above the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad Depot. 2. Some visitors ride to the summit by auto, bus, or Cog Railroad and hike down the trail.


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