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.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Gravel or sidewalk through most of it; good place to stretch the legs and several spots to dip your feet in the creek and cool off a minute. The “loop” part of it was closed for construction so we just did out and back, it was still a pretty good way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

21 days ago

trail running
24 days ago

For a city trail, it provides decent views and is very clean and dog friendly. Good for a quick jog or dusk run!

hiking
24 days ago

road biking
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trail running
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1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good for small dogs and puppies

walking
2 months ago

Great trail when you don't have much time and don't wanna drive too far from the city. 2 trails parallel (1 for bikes , 1 for horses and pedestrians). Several lakes. 2 large playgrounds near prospect lake. Saw a snake, lizards , birds butterflies and a dozen different wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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2 months ago

Easy loop along the river!

3 months ago

Shady trail close to the water, great for dogs!!