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Old 05-31-2016   #1
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US 6 Clear Creek Canyon: Mandatory Creek Takeout Notification



Temporary Crossings
The temporary crossings at West Cannonball Flats (US 6 MP 260.97), East Cannonball Flats (US 6 MP 261.23) and Unnamed (US 6 MP 261.56) have been permanently removed and the temporary crossing at Mayhem Gulch (US 6 MP 262.15) will remain in place. A new temporary crossing has been installed at (US 6 MP 262.67), and will remain in place throughout the season. The creek will be open to Cannonball Flats (US 6 MP 261.23), but will be closed between Cannonball Flats to (US 6 MP 262.27). The river will be open below Vasquez Bridge.

Peaks to Plains Trail Opening Dates
Jefferson and Clear Creek counties are excited to announce the opening of the first segment of Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon to the public in July 2016. The segment of the trail that will be open to the public is located at the west portal of tunnel 5, near the intersection of US 6 and State Highway (SH) 119. Access on the west end will be from the newly built parking lot at Oxbow Parcel, east to the parking lot at Mayhem Gulch.

Project Overview
In January 2014, construction began on the Clear Creek Canyon Segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail Project. This project will create a four-mile paved, multipurpose trail along US Highway 6, connects 2/3 mile east of Mayhem Gulch Trail head in Jefferson County to the west portal of Tunnel No. 5 in Clear Creek County. When complete, the Peaks to Plains Trail will provide new and expanded recreational opportunities for the cycling, hiking, angling, kayaking, climbing and prospecting communities, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts. This segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail will include:
A 4-mile, 10-foot wide concrete trail
Four bridges crossing Clear Creek
Five improved water access points
A 12-parking space trailhead with restroom at the Oxbow Parcel in Clear Creek County and two 4050 space parking lots in Jefferson County

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Information Team, P2PTrail@PublicInfoTeam.com, Phone: 303.569.9972

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Old 05-31-2016   #2
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When your shitty bridges break again this season during peak runoff, they will create a straining hazard that will kill any boater that has become separated from their craft. You are lucky that that this didn't happen last year.

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Old 05-31-2016   #3
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These are the same bridges that we were told would be taken out of the water LAST YEAR before high water...

Blocking recreation in the name of recreation.
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Old 05-31-2016   #4
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Had a discussion with a construction boss at Mayhem Gulch construction trailer last summer. From that discussion it was quite clear that they, had no idea how hazardous the low bridges are and they did not care.

Notice that they did not respond to a single concern that was brought up in the other thread they started in May 2015.

Also notice they posted this under "whitewater kayaking".
I guess the closure does not apply to rafts?

Please move to "River Access and Safety Alerts"
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Old 05-31-2016   #5
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This project has pimped over the paddling community long enough and is dangerous, get those obstructions out now!
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Old 05-31-2016   #6
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So the expanded kayaking opportunity advertised is to get caught in a strainer and see if you can survive?

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