Bright Trail

  

Bright Trail begins on a high, relatively level hilltop, and drops down the wooded north-facing slope into the North Saint Vrain Creek canyon. This drop is fairly steep with an elevation change of 1,400' in 1.7 miles from trailhead to creek bed. There is no bridge across the creek. Do not attempt to cross during periods of high water.

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At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles prohibited. Fishing and hunting are allowed in accordance with regulations established by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Allenspark, Colorado
Water: North Saint Vrain Creek - treat water for drinking
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.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

This steep trail drops to the North Saint Vrain Creek from the south canyon rim, offering views of the canyon and peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Elevation descThis trail drops 1,400 feet over 1.7 miles on a north-facing slope.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Backpacking

This steep trail drops to the North Saint Vrain Creek from the south canyon rim, offering views of the canyon and peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Elevation descThis trail drops 1,400 feet over 1.7 miles on a north-facing slope.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.7 miles (one way)

  Elevation : 
8,700' at the Bright Trailhead - 7,300' at the North Saint Vrain Creek

 



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