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Date Tuesday  1/22/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Barr Lake State Park-Bald Eagle Watch*
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Durham Monsma
Co-Leader Robbie Monsma
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 0
Driving Distance 68


Barr Lake is a major prairie reservoir which is surrounded by cottonwoods, marshes, and aquatic plants. The park is a designated wildlife refuge.  The bald eagles congregate there in January and February.  We will walk the perimeter trail around the lake.  There are several wildlife observation stations and several board walks as well as trails and a road. It is a favorite place for birding, so bring binoculars and your bird book. There is a gazebo in the middle of the lake with a spotting scope.  See the website at:

We will meet at the Coors Tek lot east of CMC in Golden, nearest to 10th and Jackson street at 6:45 and will drive about 34 miles up I-76 to miles to Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, CO 80603 to the Nature Center parking lot.  The parking lot is inside the park at:  Nature Center - Barr Lake, E 132nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022.   If the weather is bad, we may go later in the morning.

Entrance requires a CO State Park car pass or a daily pass costing $8.00 per car, which be purchased either at the gate house (probably not manned at that time) or self-service just down the road.  If you have a state park pass, please volunteer to drive.



For more info Contact

Durrie and Robbie Monsma, 

Home:  303-5734923

Cell, morning of:   203-536-4199  



*This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write or call CMC Membership Services at: or (303) 279-3080.


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