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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Bottomless Pit Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters) Barr Trail
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 800 Feet (249.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,600 Feet (3616.0 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length, One-way: 2.5 Miles (4.17 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Pikes Peak Atlas, Trails Illustrated 137
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 632
Usage: Heavy Memorial Day through Labor Day

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General Description

Bottomless Pit Trail
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Bottomless Pit Trail
Bottomless Pit Trail stems from the Barr Trail 1 mile west of Barr Camp. It provides a view of a deep cirque and interesting rock formations of the Bottomless Pit. The only way to reach Bottomless Pit Trail is from Barr Trail. Bottomless Pit begins at 10,800' and climbs north to 11,600'. The trail leads the user along tree line 2.5 miles to the bottom of Bottomless Pit.

Directions from Barr Camp: Hike one mile uphill from Barr Camp to the Bottomless Pit Trail turnoff.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: June through October (NOTE: Users should be prepared for some snow on the trail Early and Late in the season.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Rock Climbing Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Geology Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Animal Identification Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Bird Identification Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Mushroom Identification Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Plant Identification Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Bottomless Pit Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Bottomless Pit Trail

Related Activities
Barr - Summit Trailhead - The Barr Summit Trailhead serves the Barr Trail as well an entire network of trails on Pikes Peak. It offers a less strenuous hike than that from Manitou Springs.

Barr Camp - Barr Camp is located 7 miles west on the Barr Trail from the Ruxton Trailhead in Manitou Springs. Reservations are necessary during the peak season, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Barr Trail - The Barr Trailhead in Manitou serves the Pikes Peak summit trail as well an entire network of trails on Pikes Peak. The elevation for this trailhead is 6,720'.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, 104 South Cascade Ave, Suite 104 , Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, Phone: 800-888-4748, Fax: 719-635-4968


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