Located in Adams County, 19 miles northeast of Denver. Brighton is home to Barr Lake State Park and offers easy access to Denver International Airport and sits along the banks of the South Platte River. Small town atmosphere with rich historical roots is Brighton’s motto.
Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a stage/railroad depot and farming community. The town was incorporated in 1887 and was originally named Hughes Station.
This northeastern Denver suburb sits along the banks of the South Platte River. Brighton combines a small-town atmosphere with rich cultural and historical roots, evident as one drives down its main street.
Every year, Brighton hosts the Adams County Fair, in which during past years, an infamous tomato throwing contest painted contestants and parts of the town red.
Barr Lake State Park. Here visitors can partake in wildlife viewing, jogging, horseback-riding, biking, fishing and boating.
Home to the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, with more than 300 different species, Barr Lake is also a birder’s paradise.