Getting Here - Via Barr Trail

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Barr Camp is located on the Barr Trail. Hiking up from the trailhead in Manitou Springs is the most common route to the camp. For a description of the hike up Barr Trail see our hiking page.

Public Transportation - See this page for information on public transport to Barr Trail. Colorado Springs area map with transportation and driving routes.

The trailhead is located on Hydro Drive, Manitou Springs, Colorado. Manitou Springs is a few miles west of Colorado Springs. Follow all traffic signs toward the COG Railway.

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Driving to the Trailhead / Parking

The actaul trailhead and trailhead parking is just past the Cog railway lot, turn right on Hydro Drive, then a short uphill to the lot. Cog railway address: 515 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 - Link to Cog Railway Directions
From I-25 in Colorado Springs, take exit #141 (US 24) off I-25, go west (toward mountains) on US 24 for four miles to Manitou Avenue (Manitou Springs) exit. Go west on Manitou Avenue one and one-half miles to Ruxton Avenue (traffic circle). Turn left and go to the top of Ruxton Avenue, three-quarters of a mile. You will arrive at the Cog Railway Depot.

There are multiple parking options, to include free parking in Manitou Springs. The best option will depend on length of stay and the time of year.


This map is to the Trailhead, not the camp. After parking at the trailhead you have a 6.5 mile hike to camp.

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Other options of getting to Barr Camp

There are a few other ways to get here, but all of them involve hiking. There are no roads (not even forest service roads) to Barr Camp.

Lodging and Camping in the Colorado Springs area

Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs have many hotels, bed & breakfast, and RV parks to choose from. Both Chamber of Commerce links are on our Links page.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a good place for tent camping away from the RV's. It is located on the south side of Colorado Springs on Highway 115, across from the main gate at Fort Carson.