SUMMER 2016 CREEK USERS MAY EXPECT:
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.
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 40–50 space parking lots in Jefferson County
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Information Team, [email protected], Phone: 303.569.9972