Clear Creek Trail

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Clear Creek Trail is a 11.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.7 miles
144 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

trail running







wild flowers



A long trail connecting several cities from Golden to Commerce City.

9 days ago

Beautiful covered in snow. Took my dog for a walk - can make it as short or as long as you’d like.

20 days ago

Completed this hike with my family on 12/31/18. It was sub-zero temperature and snowing pretty heavily when we were out there but we thoroughly enjoyed the walk around a partially frozen creek with excellent photo op spots. We did not have much time on hour hands so this turned out to be a nice choice. We had snow boots with traction devices attached but I think we could have done it without them. Overall a relaxing and easy loop around the creek. We probably did a 1.5 mile loop and not the entire 11+ miles as listed here.

road biking
2 months ago

When I first moved to Colorado 4 years ago, I rode from Westminster to Golden in the first week. I remember entering this trail and cruising toward the mountain on it, in and out of the trees, and just being in awe of this state's natural beauty, even in the city areas.

3 months ago

Amazing hike, wonderful people and peaceful.

5 months ago

Didn’t love the road noise. Trail was broken up and went through town. Had to cross the river to find any real trail, but then I wasn’t near the river.

6 months ago

Great place to go in the summer when the creek is full of people tubing and rafting. Flat, easy trail that is shaded most of the way.

6 months ago

Walked the trail with my dog on a hot Saturday afternoon. Lots of people on the trail with rafts as they would find a spot to put in the river. Fun to watch the people rafting down. Wide and paved walking trail.

road biking
8 months ago

Boring for hiking, too short for biking if you planned to ride on trail not road. The trailhead is confusing, you need to start at the “no trespassing” sign and this is the only way to get down. If you just walking it’s better to park somewhere in Golden then drive to this parking lot.

9 months ago

Nice late afternoon hike with my baby, quiet despite being close to highway. Beautiful scenery and easy access to the creek to dip your hands or feet.

10 months ago

Great walk for anyone. Loved that I was able to use the stroller and still managed to be able to get down to the water.

11 months ago

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Beautiful scenery, easy paved walk, took the kids, they rode their bikes and played in the river a little. Great way to spend an afternoon.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hard to find the entry but once you do it’s very straight forward and kid and pet friendly. The creek is beautiful

Friday, September 15, 2017

I could not find the entry way, so I just hiked down a steep hill. It is so serene down by the creek. Beautiful views, and private areas to have a picnic or hammock out.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

nice ride. good way to loop Ralston creek trail via hwy 93

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

11.9 miles, out and back. Got warm but nice walk. Gets quite warm if you go later. Also saw a snake!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pretty nice walking trail! It looked like it would be fun to go tubing!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Just hiked around Grant Terry Park. Easy trails. Did the upper level above creek. Of course a dead end. Wish they would fix the rest of the upper trail.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Really neat trail that goes through Golden, along the creek. While visiting downtown Golden be sure to check out the old historic buildings (school, house, farm, etc). I've seen a handful of people gold panning, tubing and kayaking in the river. Great for families with strollers.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Next time we will bring friends and tubes! The hike was more of a walk, but it was perfect for our 6 yo.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Beautiful spot for river tubing or a short bike trail ride.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Beautiful trail we did 11.27 miles in 4:32:)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Nice Park. River was flowing strong. Few rafters.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A good trail for a family walk. Flat and wide.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Done this several times. A paved bike path connecting several cities. Follows the creek most of the way. Dirt paths are closer to the creek.

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