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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

road biking
3 hours ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Enjoyed the creek.

24 days ago

24 days ago

For a city trail, not too bad. Highway sounds weren't unbearable and the creek made it nice.

1 month ago

walking
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walking
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hiking
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trail running
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2 months ago

great trail! love it

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

road biking
2 months ago

A wonderful trail with lots of scenery changes. 7 or 8 sun shelters have recently been installed with picnic benches. It's so fun to watch people pan for gold from the trail. Parking at Anderson or Prospect Parks is free.

3 months ago