Join birders from around the world to witness the spectacular mating dance of the sandhill dancers of the Eastern plains – Colorado’s greater prairie chickens. On weekends throughout late March and April, the town of Wray, Colorado in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, offers guided tours to view the birds’ exotic courtship ritual. To ensure that wildlife watchers avoid any harmful disturbance to the birds during their mating season, tour participants will use a special viewing blind, seating only 20 people per trip, so reservations are required. For more information, visit the
Wray Chamber Greater Prairie Chicken Tours website or call the Wray Chamber of Commerce at 970-332-3484.
Nature Center's GRAND RE-OPENINGSaturday, April 1
Help us celebrate the Grand Re-opening of our Nature Center with cake, ice cream and fun!
Bald Eagle Nesting via the Eagle ExpressSunday, April 2
Make a date to come to Barr Lake for bald eagle viewing! If all goes well, eaglets hatch in late March.
Full Moon WalkTuesday, April 11
Explore Barr Lake At dusk! Envision yourself taking a short brisk evening walk with Park Naturalist Larry.
Saturday Guided Bird WalkSaturday, April 22
Grab your binoculars and field guide, or check out a loaner set of ours, and enjoy an exciting morning of birding at Barr Lake. Park Naturalists introduce birders of all ability levels to Barr Lake's feathered residents and migrants.
Celebrate Earth Day & Barr Lake's 40th AnniversarySaturday, April 22
Come celebrate Earth Day AND the 40th Anniversary of Barr Lake State Park with many fun activities.
Saturday Guided Bird WalksSaturday, April 29
Moose FestivalSaturday, August 12
Come celebrate Colorado's Moose! Featuring moose talks, kid's games and crafts, music, guided hikes, lunch, and moose viewing!
Wildlife Viewing Guides
& Mountain Goats
Deer & Elk
MapSelect 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.