Description: Barr Trail is located just west of Manitou Springs, Colorado and is one of the routes used to summit Pikes Peak, one of 54 mountains in Colorado over 14,000 feet.

In 1914, Fred Barr and his father began work on a trail that started at the top of Mt. Manitou, above Manitou Springs, and would eventually lead to the summit of Pikes Peak. Without any outside financial support, Barr spent three summers and $10,000 of his own money developing the trail. In December 1918, Barr laid the last set of rocks designating the end of the trail. Later named Barr Trail, in his honor, it was the first trail constructed on the east face of Pikes Peak.  The entire trail is 11.4 miles long and has an elevation gain of 7,454 feet.

Barr Camp, which Fred Barr also constructed, is located 5.85 miles from the lower trailhead. It was first used as a rest stop for burro trips which Barr later led to the summit.  Barr Camp is now a rest stop for hikers who choose to camp overnight before continuing up to the summit of Pikes Peak. 

Photos: You can also view great photos of Barr Trail at https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=barr%20trail%20manitou%20springs

Video: View a video of Barr Trail at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3T8bcIM0T4

TripAdvisor Reviews: Reviews of the trail by tourists and locals alike at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Search?q=barr+trail&geo=33537&pid=3826&typeaheadRedirect=true&redirect=&startTime=1439851524447&uiOrigin=MASTHEAD&returnTo=__2F__

Barr Trail is on POCKET PALS Trail Map #5 in the Pikes Peak Region series. The other trails included on this map include: Bob's Road, Heizer, Longs Ranch Road, Trail 329, Trail 638, Trail 671, Trail 703, Trail 706, Ute Pass (Ring the Peak), and Water Pipe.

 

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