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Colorado Parks and Wildlife regularly offers events, classes, and festivals for all our outdoor recreation enthusiasts. See our current events below.

Looking for a Hunter Education Course, Boating Safety Course, Clinic or Seminar​?​​

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12th Annual Holiday Trail & Chili Cook-off @ Barr Lake

Saturday, December 16: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come take a stroll along our lighted trail with animated inflatables! We have crafts, face painter, hot cocoa, coffee, apple cider and snacks!

Think you make the best chili? Sign up for the chili contest and pay when you submit! $5 to enter your chili! Just want to taste them all and be a judge? It's only $1 to taste them all! Register here for the trail! Register to enter the chili contest! This is a can't miss event benefiting Friends of Barr Lake! Cash and checks only.​ Sign up now to join the fun Annual Holiday Trail & Chili Cook-off

This event is free however a daily or annual state parks pass is required to enter park

Audience: All Ages


Nature Center

13401 Picadilly Rd Brighton, CO 80603

Barr Lake

Additional Information:

Registration required

​Nature Center


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