On the northeast edge of the Denver Metro area is Barr Lake State Park, and area that attracts water sports visitors such as fisherman and boaters, but also has something for hikers, bikers and equestrians as well. The 8.9-mile Lake Perimeter Trail is a flat, multi-use trail that follows the entire lake perimeter, and a few smaller loop trails exist for those who don't want to walk/ride that far - the Prairie Welcome Trail and Niedrach Nature Trail. There's no camping at this state park, but there is a nature center where visitors can learn about the park's wildlife. This is a fee area.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 5AM to 10PM (Fishing allowed all night) 2,768 acres Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 10 5,050ft - 5,140ft

Barr Lake State Park Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
Area Trailheads:
1 - Barr Lake State park Trailhead
2 - Prairie Welcome Center Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: