The Barr Summit Trailhead serves the Barr Trail as well as an entire network of trails on Pikes Peak. This trailhead is located on the summit of Pikes Peak (14,110'). It offers visitors a less strenuous hike down from the mountain to Manitou Springs. An extensive network of trails exists from Barr Trail, which visitors may choose to explore.
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When hiking the Barr Trail be sure to get an early start. The first two miles are exposed and steep.
The Barr Trail, named after its builder, Fred Barr was constructed
during the years 1914 to 1921. The trail climbs 13 miles from the Trailhead (6,720') in Manitou Springs, to the summit of Pikes Peak (14,110'). The elevation gain of the Barr Trail is the greatest in the state reaching 7,258'.
Directions from Barr East Trailhead: Hike west on Barr Trail (#620) 12.6 miles or ride Cog Railroad to summit.
Directions from Cascade: Take Pikes Peak toll road (by auto or bus) approximately 19 miles to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Directions from Barr East Trailhead: West on Trail 620 12.6 miles to summit
Directions from Cascade: Take Pikes Peak toll road approx 19 miles to summit of Pikes Peak
April through October .