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Day Hike before Barr Camp stay?

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Day Hike before Barr Camp stay?

Hello, we have reservations for Barr Camp for a Sunday evening in August. We will arrive in Co Springs/Manitou on Saturday before lunch. We'd like to do a day hike on Saturday afternoon that provides some altitude (hike high, sleep low that night) to help w/acclimation. Thinking of a 4-5 mile hike. Don't mind driving 20-30 minutes to get to a trailhead to help us get some altitude in before the Barr Camp trek on Sunday.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

Also, we'll be packing our snacks and breakfast w/us for Monday's summit (plan to head out before the pancakes are ready at Barr) - is there a recommendation for a backpacking type store in Manitou to pick up any bars or snacks there in town? Thanks again

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1. Re: Day Hike before Barr Camp stay?

how about the devil's head ? you find a good description and directions here http://www.stevegarufi.com/devilshead.htm

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2. Re: Day Hike before Barr Camp stay?

theres always the manitou incline, of course .. http://www.manitouincline.net/main.htm or mount baldy . baldy might be too long though actionmatrix.com/Trails/…Almagre.htm

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3. Re: Day Hike before Barr Camp stay?

Just west of Manitou Springs on Hwy 24 is Waldo Canyon hiking trail. It is not very challenging, but has a good elevation gain.

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4. Re: Day Hike before Barr Camp stay?

unfortnately, waldo canyon seems to be the site of the latest widlfire :( lets hope that it can be contained with minimal damage to land no no structures lost ...

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