12 miles
Distance
789 ft
Climb
-8,175 ft
Descent
02:04:06
Avg time
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Barr Details

  • Riding Area
    Pike's Peak
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22308 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Some seriously gnarly sections of trail with several hike-a-bike sections over and around huge granite boulders. Popular with hikers, so check speed.

Access Info

Pay parking at the end of Ruxton Ave on Hydro St.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Barr bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -7,386 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,700 ft
  • Altitude max
    14,086 ft
  • Altitude start
    14,086 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,700 ft
  • Grade
    -11.981%
  • Grade max
    -62.721%
  • Grade min
    40.258%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,573 ft
  • Avg time
    02:04:06
  • Avg reverse time
    02:35:07
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Status:
on Feb 27, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to barr trailhead (38.840180, -105.042140)
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      Barr Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 7:29am
      Feb 27, 2019
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 4:15am
      Jul 1, 2018
      Entire trail is dry to summit.
      May 15, 2018 @ 11:51am
      May 15, 2018
      Snowy but hikeable above treeline, all good to go below treeline!
      Mar 26, 2018 @ 6:58am
      Mar 26, 2018
      Some snow past 9k feet. Everything is else dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      PB News Articles

      Sep 6, 2013
      User Experience: Pikes Peak Barr Trail User Experience: Pikes Peak Barr Trail
      Descending from 14,114 ft above sea level.

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag slaker (Feb 2, 2016 at 21:58)
       Those stats don't make any sense, the descent is more like 7,600',Average time, I am seeing your stats say 32 seconds??? ok?
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag bikerider4444 (Jun 29, 2016 at 9:06)
       Takes a hour a five minutes top to bottom without stopping.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      flag pwendel (Aug 8, 2017 at 18:04)
       This is a hiking trail that also happens to accept mountain bikers, too. Nice views but it's much more hike-a-bike than ride. A 5 hour descent (3.5 of that hiking over boulders and trees) had 1.5 of fast, rideable terrain. Not recommended for riding...but could be a nice hike. This is not a black diamond except for distance as it is not technical, just long.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Mandell (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:59)
       This is a Colorado Springs classic. Super fun and challenging. It's hard in places and inexperienced riders will have to 'hike a bike'. lots of hikers, weekdays are better.
      [Reply]

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      Jibbin' it on Pikes Peak - Barr Trail -...
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