STAY OVERNIGHT AT BARR CAMP

Staying at Barr Camp overnight is like camping, but with a few added luxuries.

 

Breakfast – Included with all paid overnight reservations.

 

Clean composting toilets
Separate outdoor facility.

 

Prepared Dinner – Optional. Must be reserved with your paid overnight reservation.

 

Fully Booked Nights – See this link for nights which are already booked. 

 

Mattresses – In both of the
cabins and the lean-to shelters.

 

Day Use

Barr Trail and Barr Camp are open year-round to welcome you. Picnic tables, clean composting toilets, and great scenery provided free of charge. Snacks, hot drinks and merchandise are available for purchase. We are open 7am – 7pm. We ask that you be considerate of our overnight guests by being quiet and staying away from deck after hours. Drinking water is NOT available at Barr Camp, but there is a stream at the entrance to the camp from which you can treat or filter your own water.

Dogs – Well behaved dogs are welcome in camp as long as they are under control and on leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in any of our buildings or the lean-to shelters. Please clean up after your dog. While Barr Camp is dog-friendly, we remain respectful of those with allergens or a fear of dogs. In order to maintain the cleanliness of our facilities as well as protect the longevity of our hard-to-obtain mattresses we allow dogs only in your own tent. 

Hike Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain

 

Enjoy a once in a lifetime, breathtaking vacation adventure on Pikes Peak in beautiful Colorado. Wake up in the highest lodge in America, at 10,200 feet above sea level, to possibly the yummiest plate of flap jacks you’ll ever eat. Explore the grandeur of America’s Mountain, with golden trees, amazing vistas, and the finest hiking trails in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No – All options to the camp include hiking at least 6 miles. See Getting Here and Hiking pages.
  • There is no simple answer and no average which would apply to everyone. The hike is uphill and long. This trail provides the most amount of elevation gain in the whole state. You need to be sure it is within your ability, or turn around if you are over your head. It could be between 4 – 8 hours, depending on fitness, experience, the weight of your pack and other individual factors. The weather and the trail conditions also add time to your estimate.
  • The altitude will effect you and slow you down if you come in straight from out of state before becoming acclimatized. We DO NOT recommend you fly in the day before this difficult hike. 
  • If you are having dinner with us you should plan to get here by 4:00 pm. Most people who attempt to get here right at 6:00 pm for dinner, don’t make it. It is not pleasant for you or for us when we have to tell you dinner is no longer served.
  • Yes – It is very unpleasant for both you and us if you arrive and we do not have space. If you come without reservations be prepared to tent camp in the National Forest. We do not allow camp fires of any kind. 
  • Can I bring my dog to the camp?
  • When are you fully booked?
  • Can I store my gear?
  • Can I arrive late / depart early?
  • Can I stay with my infant/young child?
  • How much time before my stay should I submit my request?
  • Hey! I did not hear back from Barr Camp, what happened?
  • See Barr Camp weather forecast and current weather at the summit on our Links page
  • Current trip reports, weather, photos, Q & A, and contacting us can all be done on our facebook page.
  • Email
  • No – Water ready to drink is not available but there is a clear stream at the camp, you need to filter/treat your water.
  • There is also stream water available three miles below Barr Camp at No Name Creek and three miles above, at timberline. Both alternative streams are frozen in the winter. See Hiking.
  • Campers can use the stream by the trail. Please prepare as if camping alone. 
  • We normally have hand sanitizer available
  • No – You MIGHT get a cell signal on your own phone. If you have an important contact to make you should do so before you arrive at the camp before mile 4. There is not a reliable cell phone signal here.
  • During the winter, the main cabin is heated (at our judgement) with a woodstove as this area is also our living space. There is no fire during the night. We recommend a good quality winter-weigh sleeping bag which will keep you warm. As caretakers, we do not have heat where we are sleeping either. Note: There is not an indefinite wood supply available to sustain Barr Camp for the future. Considering the tremendous amount of work it is for us to fall, haul, process, and chop the firewood, it is impossible and impractical to heat at night. 
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