This is a heads-up to anyone who wants to climb Pikes Peak and overnight on the Barr Trail. Parking in the town of Manitou Springs is essentially a nightmare. The ONLY available overnight parking for hikers is at the trailhead, which costs $20 for less than 24 hours of parking. It is VERY unclear when you make your parking reservation for how long you've actually paid. The police did not waste any time hounding us with extreme parking violations, in addition to a fine for expired vehicle registration, which was incorrectly issued. What a wonderful way to welcome guests who are trying to enjoy your town! If you want to overnight on the Barr Trail, be aware that this town will leach every last penny out of you that they can. Needless to say, we will never be visiting Manitou Springs again.