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Date Sunday  12/5/2021
End Date Sunday  12/5/2021
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Barr Camp/Experimental Forest
Start Time 7:45 AM
Status Approved
Leader Andy Lyon
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 12.5
Elevation Gain 3700
Driving Distance 7


Barr Trail

For more info Contact or 719.650.3043


If you've seen the signs on Barr Trail to the "Experimental Forest" but don't know what it is, here's your chance to learn. We'll hike Barr Trail and then veer off for a 1/4 jog to the remains of this old government installation. We'll take a break to check out the historic displays and then continue on and up to rejoin the Barr Trail and onto Barr Camp for lunch. Since daylight runs out  early in December, bring a headlamp along with poles and micro spikes.

Barr Camp is an historic log cabin in the woods with a wood-burning stove and friendly caretakers. There's coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and Barr Camp merch for sale.

Note the elevation gain of 3700 feet - it gets the blood pumping, especially the first three miles. The trail is often snowpacked and icy in its shaded spots so bring spikes/tracks and poles. Daylight will be in short supply as well so pack the headlamp, too.  

This trip is primarily for Pikes Peak and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be waitlisted. Details on meeting spot/parking to follow by email.

For more information on Barr Camp.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.