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Hiking Alert! Barr Trail is temporarily detoured at the summit until July 31 due…

Hiking Alert! Barr Trail is temporarily detoured at the summit until July 31 due to construction of the new Summit Visitor Center.

Pikes Peak – America's Mountain worked closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in securing approval of an alternate route so hikers can still reach the summit from Barr Trail. Detour signs will be posted at the base of Barr Trail, at Barr Camp (which is currently closed due to COVID-19) and at the detour point. The alternate route, a total distance of 0.8 miles, takes hikers from the end of Barr Trail, down the Cog Railway track bed to the 19-mile point where hikers will access the Pikes Peak Highway and then hike up the shoulder of the road to the summit. Please use extreme caution while hiking on the shoulder of the road.

As always, all visitors and guests should also be aware that the summit may not be accessible to personal vehicles depending on weather and construction activity. Call 719-385-7784 for current conditions.

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