Bassam Park

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4/5 (13 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 06/03/2021
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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.

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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

4/5 (13)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Very well-maintained dirt road that was a smooth and scenic drive into some other areas for exploring.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty and easy drive. Some nice looking campsites.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Simple FS Rd. Quite a few washboards. An air down could help, definitely not necessary. Great drive, saw some elk. Always wanted to explore this route. Used it to get to more technical trails.
Trail Review: Bassam Park - Jacob Helmka
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

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

Nice and smooth, not showing any after effects of rain.

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