Bright Extension Trail

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Bright Extension Trail begins on Johnny Park Road (National Forest System Road 118). The trail drops gently across the wooded plateau for the first mile. It then descends steeply down a dry drainage on an open south-facing slope, which can be a very hot climb back out on a summer afternoon. There is no bridge at the end of this trail.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Bright Extension Trail remains closed due to flood damage.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles prohibited. Fishing and hunting are allowed in accordance with regulations established by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Meeker Park, Colorado
Water: North Saint Vrain Creek - treat water for drinking
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: From Meeker Park, follow the “Forest Access” sign by turning east onto the gravel Cabin Creek road, County Road (CR) 82. At 1.1 miles, continue straight on the gravel Elk Park Road, CR 82E. Continue 2.2 miles east to the Johnny Park Road (National Forest System Road 118). The trailhead is 2.2 miles east on the four-wheel drive Johnny Park Road, and can be difficult to spot. The Bright Extension Trail is accessed from this trailhead.

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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles (One way)

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  Elevation : 
7,300' - 8,350'