Trail Run Project Logo

Elk Park Trail

 2 votes

Length

5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers

86%

Runnable

Elevation

1,674' 510 m

Ascent

-80' -24 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

11,808' 3,599 m

High

10,213' 3,113 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A trail connecting the Barr Trail to the Pikes Peak Toll Road along a scenic and infrequently taken path.

Karl W

Overview

This is a there-and-back that ends on the Pikes Peak Toll Road (or starts from it), which means you should plan accordingly - you cannot run down the toll road.
Features: Views — Wildlife

Description

This trail starts off the Barr Trail at the Barr Camp just under seven miles into the Barr Trail. The trail more or less follows the topographical line around Pikes Peak (but does gain elevation too). The trail starts in the forest from the camp and heads north.

You'll pass through forests with views that occasionally open to nice views of the steep cliffs on the northern edge of Pikes Peak. Further along, you'll come to some old mines with large iron equipment still sitting and rusting. The trail ends above tree line at a major switchback on the Pikes Peak Toll Road. There is not much room for parking here so you may want to arrange for a pick up.

Contacts

You & this Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#1

in Barr Camp

#5121

Overall
  4.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1

in Barr Camp

#503

in Colorado

#5,121

Overall
108 Views Last Month
1,091 Since Feb 13, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
50%
50%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running