Bright Trail

Allenspark, Colorado (Boulder County)

Last Updated: 01/31/2020
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Status: Open
Typically Open: 05/15 - 11/15
Length: 7 miles
Highest Elevation: 8704 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Allenspark
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lyons
Official Road Name: 330, 330b, 330c
Management Agency: Roosevelt National Forest
District: Boulder Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Bright Trail
Bright Trail is a simple trail with plenty of open camping spots for small and large groups. It affords access to the Taylor Mountain hiking trail and quick in-and-out return back to the highway. Bright Trail makes for a great base camp to explore Allenspark and the surrounding area.

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Route Information

Technical Rating:
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Waypoints

1. FS 330 Start (0 mi)
Trailhead with seasonal gate. There is a small parking lot here as well.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 40.193327, -105.483920

Starting Point: Lyons

From Lyons take Highway 7 west, into the mountains towards Allenspark. Turn right on Taylor Road, about 16 miles from Lyons. The trailhead starts where Taylor Road ends.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (7)

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
The trail was is pretty solid shape with little to no snow cover for most of the trails. Just be mindful of hikers walking up the road for the two trails that are there.

Author:
Status: Temporary Closure
Offroaded on:

Author:
Status: Temporary Closure
Offroaded on:
Still temporarily closed due to wildlife concerns.

Author:
Status: Temporary Closure
Offroaded on:
Trail was closed because of animal comfort. Not happy!

Author: Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
Offroaded on:
Trail is under seasonal closure until 5/15

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Trail is open for the season and has received some much needed repair. The obstacle on Waypoint 2 is not just a steep hill. A load of large sized road gravel was spread down the hill side to fill in all the water erosion and to help prevent future erosion. A stock car is now capable again of doing the main trail. Still not recommended to take a car on the B and C spurs as those still have large rocks.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
As part of our solar eclipse mountain trip, we stopped off and journeyed Bright Trail for our first time this year. We had tried a few times earlier this year to run it but it opened late this year due to the large amount of snow fall received. Which had noticeable taken a toll on the road. As the rock obstacle early on in the trail had a significantly wash rut down it. Resulting is the believe we could no loner bring lower clearance vehicles up this trail. Such and Outbacks and such that we had brought along in the past.

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Writer Information

Nik Verbeck

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Nik is an passionate overlander, general outdoors person, as well as an avid homebrewer. Taking every chance they can to get outdoors and discover new areas, trails and campsites. When not enjoying the outdoors, you can find them wrenching on the truck, enjoying another great brewery, or working the day job designing computer systems and writing software.
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