Spring migration in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is often full of surprises. And El Paso County, where the short-grass prairies rise to meet the majestic top of Pikes Peak, has much to offer.
Visit the Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival website for festival information, registration, speaker bios, and field trip descriptions to help you decide how to spend your weekend in and around the Front Range. There are events for everyone, including dynamic birding field trips and appealing seminars and workshops.
Learn more at https://pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org/.
Nature Walk & TalkSaturday, May 26
Share your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers as we discover and rediscover the park's hidden treasures..
Boyd Lake Sunday Morning Bird WalkSunday, May 27
Come take a peaceful morning hike with a park naturalist along the Grassland Trail! We'll look (and listen!) for summer resident birds along the easy, 1/2 mile trail. Meet at the information kiosk next to Heinricy parking lot southwest of the campground. Bring water, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. Free and no registration required.
J.A.T.T Bike RideFriday, June 1
"Just At Twilight Time" explore the Barr Lake 9-mile trail at dusk.
First Saturday HikeSaturday, June 2
Join us for a hike through Chatfield State Park. We will
get our legs and our minds moving as we check out some
of the historical relevance Chatfield Park has to offer.
Meet at the Discovery Pavilion Parking Lot- No parks pass required!
Tuesday Evening Outings on the Eagle ExpressTuesday, June 5
Sit back and ride aboard the Eagle Express for rare evening excursion out to the bald eagle nest viewing site.
Nature Walk & TalkSaturday, June 9
Adventure Overnight Camp - ages 7 to 13 onlySaturday, June 9
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to spend the night in the park. Kids will enjoy a grilled dinner, play games, work in teams, exercise their nocturnal skill in observing wildlife on a night hike, sleep under the stars (in their own tent),and relish a hearty breakfast with new friends.
Tuesday Evening Outings on the Eagle ExpressTuesday, June 19
& Mountain Goats
Deer & Elk
Select a pin point for a description of the location and wildlife viewing information. There are over 200 sites to choose from. These sites are also published on the official Map to Colorado. Order yours today (included with the Vacation Guide). Look for the brown wildlife viewing signs at (most) location destinations. Download our wildlife viewing tips and checklist to use on your next wildlife viewing adventure.