Clear Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 767' 234 m
Descent: -170' -52 m
High: 5,741' 1,750 m
Low: 5,105' 1,556 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“Clear Creek Trail is a fun, easy paved bike path along Clear Creek connecting Denver to Golden and the MTB trails there.”— jeff parker
Family Friendly Clear Creek Trail passes through many regional parks, offering regular parking, bathrooms, and playgrounds.
Continuing west on Clear Creek Trail, you are still in an area of light industrial businesses, but begin to see more small parks. The next bike path intersection is with Ralston Creek Path, which heads northwest into Arvada, and provides access to Old Town Arvada and ultimately to Blunn Reservoir at CO-93 north of Golden.
Continuing further west on Clear Creek Path you begin to pass through mostly residential areas of Wheat Ridge and Arvada and the number of parks and users increases. Once you pass under I-70 near Applewood, the surroundings again become more open and industrial as you pass between North and South Table Mountains and along the Coors industrial complex and CO-58. You can access North Table Mountain Open Space from Easley Road nearby, as well as nearby New Terrain Brewing and the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Your next intersection is with Tucker Gulch Trail in Golden. Turning north here gives you access to the west entrance of North Table Mountain and Golden Gate Canyon (if you're out for a road ride). Continuing south on Clear Creek Trail takes you into downtown Golden, along Clear Creek, with many food and drink options and several bike shops.
At the west side of downtown, the trail ends at CO-93, where it intersects the 93 bike path with an underpass to ascend the Chimney Gulch Trail singletrack at the underpass, or head north or south on the bike path to access Mt Galbraith or Apex Open Space trails.
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