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Bright Trailhead

  

The Bright Trailhead is perched on the south rim of the North Saint Vrain Creek canyon, and is accessible by Taylor Mountain four-wheel drive road (National Forest System Road 330). Parking is limited. This trailhead provides access to the Bright Trail and is accesssible by vehicle part of the year. For current information on road openings and closures, check the Road Status Table.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Bright Extension Trail remains closed due to flood damage.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Allenspark, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions:

Bright Trail: Three miles south of Allenspark on Colorado Highway 7, turn northeast onto Taylor Mountain Road (Forest Road 330, also signed for Pine Valley Subdivision). Stay on the main gravel road for 0.7 miles as it passes through a subdivision. After crossing a cattle guard, the road degrades to four-wheel-drive for one mile to the Bright Trailhead.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.204823

  Longitude : 
-105.476617

  Elevation : 
8,700' - -105.47677441500

 



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