Barr Lake’s Winter Wonders Holiday Lighted Trail & Chili Cook-Off

Sunset at Barr Lake, Colorado. Photo Source:
Sunset at Barr Lake, Colorado. Photo Source:

By Jennifer Churchill, CPW

Mark your calendars for the Holiday Lighted Trail and Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Meet at the Nature Center for a short hike to celebrate the wonders of winter on our lighted Bridge and Niedrach Trail, enjoy a visit from Santa Claus, roast marshmallows, get your face painted  and make some kid’s crafts.  Bring your favorite chili for the chili cook-off to benefit Friends of Barr Lake.  Come hungry and bring $5 to register your dish and/or $1 for a bottomless bowl to sample!

The Winter Wonders Holiday Lighted Trail & Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 6pm to 9pm MST.

Come by and enjoy the fun, food, and lights at Barr Lake State Park, 1301 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colorado.

There is a $7 daily pass to enter Barr Lake State Park, and a $5 donation to the “Friends of Barr Lake” to register your chili — only $1 for a bottomless sample bowl!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and nonmotorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

More event information is on Facebook at this link.

More information on Barr Lake State Park is online at

Photo credit Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Photo credit Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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