Bikers and hikers have been waiting for this day to come for a while. If you have driven up Clear Creek Canyon on your way to the mountains, you have undoubtedly seen lots of construction work along Clear Creek in the past year. The highly anticipated bike path has finally arrived. The first section of this bike path just opened on July 28th, but there is more to come. The dream is to literally connect a 65 mile bike trail from the South Platte River in Denver all the way up to Loveland Pass, using Clear Creek Canyon out of Golden.
Three miles of trail have been opened to the public with 6 river access points open along the route off highway 6. There are several key access points near Mayhem Gulch and the Centennial Cone Parking area off highway 6. The 10ft wide section of trail currently consists of 500 ft of elevation gain, 3 bridges, 6 overlook areas, and 16 boulder benches. This beautiful trail follows Clear Creek up the Canyon with beautiful views of the river, and steep canyon walls.
If you are looking for a cool bike escape from the Denver heat, this could be the ticket. For more information, check out this Denver Post Artice, or visit the Peaks to Plains site. For more info on the area or for real estate questions, feel free to reach out to Jeff Fox at The Fox Group at 720-891-5751.