Bassam Park

3.9/5 (10 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 06/03/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Bassam Park Road, FS Road 187, is located within the San Isabel National Forest approximately ten miles east of Johnson Village. This area of the National Forest, commonly referred to as “Fourmile”, contains hundreds of roads and spurs which provide a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities. Bassam Park is noted for its high buttes and volcanic stone towers, spring-fed creeks, and numerous beaver dam ponds. It is popular among OHV users, mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. The area includes maintained dirt roads suitable for stock vehicles (it is not uncommon to see ordinary passenger sedans and minivans on some trails) in addition to more difficult 4WD roads. Accessibility, a great variety of outdoor activities, and expansive views of the Collegiate Peaks and Arkansas River Basin are the greatest attractions in this area.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Bassam Park, FS Road 187, is a maintained dirt and gravel road that provides access to numerous other roads in the Fourmile area. The road is wide enough for two vehicles to pass in opposite directions. It has a narrow shoulder in some areas, but most places are suitable for pulling aside and parking briefly. Drainage culverts are cut into both shoulders in most areas to facilitate run-off and prevent erosion. Bassam Park Road has only a few blind curves or hill crests that restrict a driver’s view. The most significant ascent is when traveling south approaching FS Road 185, Alpine Ridge. Caution is suggested on blind curves, ascents, and descents because the road is shared among cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, bicycles, and hikers.

Trail Reviews

3.9/5 (10 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Extremely smooth and well maintained dirt road.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/26/2021

Nice and smooth, not showing any after effects of rain.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/06/2021

Probably I would not even call this a trail but just a road. We just run it so we could access nearby trails!
Nik Verbeck
Official Crew
1850
Status: Open
Visited: 06/03/2021

Road is nice and smooth with very recent regrading. Which appears to be on going currently. So keep an eye out for construction equipment. People are also speeding pretty fast with the nice and smooth road. So watch out and keep a vigilant eye out for others.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/08/2021

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