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Elk Park Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,674' 510 m
Descent: -80' -24 m
High: 11,808' 3,599 m
Low: 10,213' 3,113 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

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

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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.

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.

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May 27, 2018
Jay Watts
clear of snow..couple new trees have come down in storms. still an awesome trail

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Barr camp for water, supplies, or shelter if you need them
Sep 11, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
View from above of tents at North Fork French Creek
Jul 30, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Smoother trail with some views.
Jul 30, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Small waterfall from above on North Fork French Creek
Jul 30, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
An old boiler rusts near an old mine along the Elk Park Trail.
Feb 13, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Bigger rocks on trail.
Jul 30, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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