Day Use – Welcome hikers, bikers, & runners
However you arrive, Barr Trail and Barr Camp are open year round to welcome you. Picnic tables, indoor seating, clean composting toilets, and great scenery provided free of charge. Snacks, hot drinks and merchandise are available for purchase. We are open from 7am – 7pm. Please do not come to deck outside these hours as the deck is very noisy to our guests inside the cabin. If you need to be in the camp please be courteous. Drinking water is NOT available at Barr Camp. There is a stream at the camp from which you can treat or filter your own water. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in camp as long as they are under control at all times. Please do not allow your dogs inside the main cabin or bunkhouse. Please leash your dog. If you plan to stay the night at Barr Camp with your dog, you need to rent a lean-to shelter, the upper cabin or tent camp. Please clean up after your dog. EMERGENCY – If you are concerned about a hiker or need assistance on the mountain please call 911 or the El Paso County Sheriff at 719-390-5555. See our Overnight page for information on staying with us. See our Getting Here page for directions and parking information.
IMPORTANT – before your hike to Barr Camp
Barr Camp is approximately 6.5 miles from the trail head in Manitou Springs. Elevation gain is 3,800 feet, and the camp elevation is 10,200 feet (3,109 meters). You can expect a 20 degree temperature difference between the bottom of the trail and Barr Camp. Expect changeable weather any time of the year. Pikes Peak is an additional 6 miles from Barr Camp, and the trail climbs another 3,900 feet to the summit at over 14,000 feet (4,301 meters). Expect another 20 degree change in temperature and extreme weather changes such as high winds, thunderstorms, and snow. Please read the notice to hikers from the city of Colorado Springs. Barr Camp has no potable water. There is a running stream at the camp where you will be able to filter or treat your water. We recommend you bring your own filter or treatment. PARKING INFORMATION – There are both fee based and free parking options. See our Getting Here page for details.