“A spur from the Barr Trail leading to the Bottomless Pit.”
— Allen Tanner
The Bottomless Pit Trail begins 7.75 miles up from the start of the Barr Trail
, just under 11,000 ft. The trail skirts the tree line just below Pike's Peak for 1.7 miles. The trail is technical in parts and not used frequently. It leads to the Bottomless Pit, a valley walled by 1500 feet of cliffs stretching up to Pike's Peak. Once you've reached the end of the trail and enjoyed the views, you'll have to backtrack.