CANCELLED DUE TO ARCTIC TEMPS - Barr Lake State Park

Cancelling this hike sooner rather than later - the forecast for tomorrow is a frigid 10 degrees and possibility of more snow.  9 miles in these temps would not be much fun, so stay warm and see you another time!

This is a long, but easy walk with little to no elevation gain, 8.8 mile trail that follows the perimeter of Barr Lake State Park. There are shorter walks to various boardwalks that extend over the lake that we can check out too.  We'll walk clockwise in the direction of the Nature Center.  Bring binoculars if you want to get a closer view of the wildlife.  The road across the top of the dam (Crest Trail) might just be the highest point of this trail!  

Carpool Location - Meet at 8:30am in the parking lot near BW3, McDonalds & Chick Fila located west of I-76 at Exit 21, 144th Avenue, also Eagle Blvd.  We'll form some carpools here with driver's who have State Park Passes.  Otherwise, it's $7 per car to enter the park.  Or you can form a carpool from your location - please post a comment if you plan to bypass the carpool location, so I know whether to meet you there.  Thanks!

Optional lunch after the walk at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2025 Prairie Center Parkway in Brighton, I-76, Exit 21 or 144th Avenue or Eagle Blvd (they have salads, wings, beer). Your car will be here if you decided to carpool.

Directions to Trail - I-76 to Bromley Lane, Exit 22.  Turn right on Bromley Lane and continue east on 152nd to Picadilly Road. Turn right and follow to park entrance on your right.  

See you there!

Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event!

Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.


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  • Don

    2 men and a truck has a 50% off for a snow special. Worked out for me as I'm moving across the state!!!

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Paul

    Darn!

    December 4, 2013

  • Carol

    I will wait to hear the final disposition on this hike, but if it is going to be in the teens (as predicted) I will not be coming.

    December 4, 2013

    • sandra r

      Actually, my information shows less than ten degrees to start so I will be a no show.

      December 4, 2013

  • sandra r

    Not seasoned hiker, what gear do I need and how should I dress for the cold conditions. I have down hill ski clothes, but will I get to warm? Will walking poles keep my knee from collapsing over the nine miles? Do you bring backpacks to store clothes you don't need and other stuff?

    December 2, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I'll be driving from Parker. Does anyone need a ride from Parker? I found Chick-Fil-A and McDonalds in a shopping Center near Barr Lake off of I-76 and plan to be there at 8:30. What is BW3?

    December 2, 2013

    • Debbie

      If this hike still happens, its the Buffalo Wild Wing restaurant located right by McD's! Long drive from Parker!

      December 2, 2013

  • Carol

    Perhaps we should rename this a hike at Brrrrrrr Lake. If it is really 10 degrees that morning, I may bail on this event.

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Cindy W.

      Brrrr Lake - funny!

      December 2, 2013

  • sandra r

    Is this going to still be a "go" if temperatures are less than 10 degrees (which is predicted). I live close to park so can meet at parking lot.

    December 2, 2013

    • Debbie

      If the roads and weather are "really" as predicted, then I will post changes by 7am the morning of the hike :-)

      December 2, 2013

    • Don

      Has there ever been a prediction about Colorado weather which has been correct?

      ?

      December 2, 2013

  • thomas s.

    Ahhh... this will seem like being back in Minnesota again if the temp stays low. Eyelashes sticking together and snotcicles. Looking forward to it.

    December 2, 2013

    • Terry G.

      Does bear spray work on polar bears?

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been fighting a sinus infection for several weeks and can't kick it. I won't be able to make the hike this week.

    December 2, 2013

  • Mary J.

    If I get on the hike I too will just meet you at the parking lot.

    November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, wrong day for me. Darn

    November 12, 2013

  • Carol

    If I get added to this event, I will meet at the parking lot. I live near Brighton.

    November 6, 2013

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