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#13 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in Barr Lake State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Barr Lake State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Situated northeast of the Denver metro area, this beautiful state park is centered around Barr Lake. Fishermen enjoy the abundant populations of bass, trout, bluegill, and catfish. The lake is also ideal of kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, and water sports. Those looking for on-land activities will find a level, 8.8 mile multi-use trail circling the lake, which can be used by horseback riders, hikers, and cyclists.

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Map of trails in Barr Lake State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
303-659-6005
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Barr Lake Trail
Barr Lake State Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Please note: Trail is closed on the west side between mile makers 4.5 and 5.5 due to raptor nesting. Please see the park's website for up to date information. $8 Parking Fee for the day.Show more
#2 - Niedrach Nature Trail and Gazebo Boardwalk
Barr Lake State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Niedrach Nature Trail and Gazebo Boardwalk is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Commerce City, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more