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Barr Trail

  • Barr Trail Map

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    In 1918–21, Fred Barr built his burro trail from the top of the Manitou Incline to the summit of Pikes Peak. In 1922 he established Barr Camp as a place for his trips to spend the night on their way up the mountain.
    Barr Trail Map
  • Upper Pikes Peak

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    Most nineteenth-century trails up Pikes Peak followed creek drainages to Lake Moraine (center left), then ascended the southeast ridge (center right) and took it to the summit. In contrast, Barr Trail—whose switchbacks are just visible in the foreground—ascended the steep eastern slope of the mountain.
    Upper Pikes Peak
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James McChristal, Pikes Peak: Legends of America’s Mountain (Raton, NM: Sierra Grande Press, 1999).

Scott Rappold, “Fred Barr: The Life of the ‘Trailmaster of the Rockies,’” Colorado Springs Gazette, October 6, 2013.

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Morris W. Abbott, The Pike’s Peak Cog Road (San Marino, CA: Golden West Books, 1972).

Barr Camp

Matt Carpenter, “The Pikes Peak Barr Trail: Home of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon,”