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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.

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.

UPDATED PARKING INFORMATION - There have been recent changes to the parking laws in Manitou Springs. See our Getting Here page for details.

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.

At a glance

  • Renee & Anthony
  • Neal & Teresa
  • Mission

Renee & AnthonyFrom 1979 to the present, the cabin has had full time year round caretakers.

Renee Labor and Anthony Duricy - Greetings to all! We started caretaking at Barr Camp in 2013. We love being at the cabin and meeting all of our new friends on Barr Trail.

Stop in, say hello, and let us know if you have any questions or need any help. We are looking forward to your visit to Barr Camp!

    Neal & Teresa

    From 1979 to the present, the cabin has had full time year round caretakers.

    Neal & Teresa Taylor - We were the full-time caretakers from 2005 - 2013.

    We have made countless friends at the cabin over the years. We would be delighted to stay in contact with everyone! nealruns@hotmail.com or find us on facebook.

Barr Camp is a non-profit, community and volunteer supported organization, dedicated to providing aid and support to individuals and groups to enhance their Pikes Peak experience.

aspenBarr Camp provides a year round base for rescue operations and offers potentially lifesaving advice and information to hikers on Pikes Peak.

Barr Camp is committed to protecting the environment and educating the public on outdoor wilderness ethics.

--Adopted in 2007 by the Barr Camp Board of Directors

For information on supporting Barr Camp please see our support us web page.