Clear Creek Trail

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Clear Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wheat Ridge, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 82 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

washed out

This easy loop follows Clear Creek past Prospect, Tabor and West Lakes. This trail is paved on the north side of the river for bicycles and unpaved for most of the southern portion of the river for foot traffic only. There is a small offshoot trail that goes behind the smaller pond next to West Lake. This offshoot adds a little to the trail length and is a little less used by people. It has a nice boardwalk and bird viewing blind to enjoy all the bird species that congregate in that area. Wild cormorants flock to the small island in Tabor Lake and you will also see hawks, red winged black birds, geese, muskrat and beaver if you are lucky. Many people come here for bird watching and fishing. There are 3 bridges that will take you to either side of the river.

walking
20 hours ago

Nice, easy trail. You can stay on pavement the entire time or walk closer to the creek on a dirt path. Quite a few mosquitoes today!

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trail running
3 months ago

This is the perfect casual running/walking trail and a hidden gem that's a quick drive from Denver. Definitely recommend!

3 months ago

Just completed this path it was a great path close to Denver with a lot of beautiful trees and wildlife. Your along side the creek most of the path but there are areas where you can hear slight traffic and see developments. Great for a calm jog within the city nonetheless

road biking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Walk along the south side of the creek. The north side is paved with lots of bikers. The south side is a dirt trail and mostly covered with beautiful deciduous trees

walking
4 months ago

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walking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It was a pretty good short hike. I only did half of the hike today. The trail is easy and paved, but there is a side trail if you want to feel dirt/gravel under your shoes.

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago