Bright Trail

This is a great family friendly area with so much to do, you'll want to stay a few days.

Total Miles


2684.85 ft


1 to 1.5 Hours

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Trail Overview

Bring your family to this fun area with access to Bright and Taylor hiking trails. Plenty of camping for large or small groups. There's even a confined area for kids to ride ATVs and dirt bikes. Stay on the roads and be aware of horseback riders who share the trails. Open from May 15 to January 30.


Moderate in a few spots but mostly easy. We encountered a steep, rutted spot shortly before Waypoint 02, but this may be repaired in the future. Rocky and narrow at end of 330B. Short, rocky stretch on 330C.

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Access Description

From Lyons: Take Highway 7 into the mountains. Turn right on Taylor Road just before mile marker 17, which is about 2.1 miles after Highway 72 intersects. Drive in 0.8 mile to seasonal forest gate. From Estes Park: Take Highway 7 about 17 miles south and turn left on Taylor Road just after mile marker 17. Drive in 0.8 mile to gate.