Bright Trail

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4/5 (12 reviews)
Allenspark, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 06/12/2023
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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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4/5 (12)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail today. Not too busy, passed a few locals walking their dogs. A couple good spots for a picnic or camping, and a few mud puddles with all of the recent rain. Didn't need 4x4 at all on this trail, but it's pretty.
Trail Review: Bright Trail - Bill Thompson
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty easy trail with good camp spots and nice views!
Trail Review: Bright Trail - Ryan
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful views, easy to navigate. 4 Hi, no issues. Short trip - in and out - plenty of time to find another when done
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/05/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail is in great condition. Most of the mud and water has dried up. If you are looking for a quick and easy trail not far from the front range, this is always a winner. No campers and not much vehicle traffic. Later in the season it becomes busy and packed with campers/hikers as it's easily accessible with most vehicles. I have even seen a few mini vans at the top. There are hidden views all over if you take the time to get out of your vehicle and explore.
Trail Review: Bright Trail - G Johnson
Trail Review: Bright Trail - G Johnson
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/18/2021

This trail is closed for the season! See you in 2022!

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