Bright Trail

4.2/5 (11 reviews)
Allenspark, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 11/18/2021
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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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4.3/5 (11 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice Trail, not too difficult but did use 4H in some spots.
Status: Open
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
Status: Open
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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Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/18/2021

This trail is closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/05/2021

Trail was open and in great shape. Fun quick drive with some scenery and hiking available. Definitely no need for low four but I did air down to provide some extra comfort and to protect the suspension. I went over labor day weekend so traffic was heavy with campers and hikers. The campsites at the end of the trail were taken by a large party and several vehicles. There were several large dispersed campsites along the 330C spur that were available.

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