Clear Creek Canyon Trail Phase 2

Project Facts

  • Cost: $548,000
  • Contractor: CEI Construction
  • Timeline: March 2021- April 2022
  • Location: US 6 (Clear Creek Canyon Road) Between I-70 and CO 119

Clear Creek Trail Map

Clear Creek Canyon Trail Project Map

Project Complete!

Beginning in March 2021, Clear Creek County Open Space, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Contractor partner, CEI, will continue work on the Clear Creek Canyon Trail project. This project consists of the construction of a 1000-foot-long concrete trail supported by various walls and structures.

Work will occur on US Highway 6 (Clear Creek Canyon Road) between Interstate 70 and Colorado Highway 119. The project zone will be immediately west of Tunnel 5 on US 6 from approximately mile point (MP) 259.25 to (MP) 259.49.

Completed Clear Creek Canyon Trail

Project Background:

CEI, assisted by Yeh & Associates, will build a 1⁄4-mile segment of a trail in Clear Creek County continuing the efforts of the Peaks to Plains Trail, which will one day connect nearly 70 miles from the South Platte Trail in Denver to the headwaters of Clear Creek at Loveland Pass.

This phase will be extending the existing trail between Clear Creek and the highway (US 6). The first portions of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park opened in 2016 and 2017, offering four miles of 10-foot-wide paved surface right along Clear Creek.

Clear Creek County Open Space and Jeffco Open Space have previously completed four of the 16 miles within the canyon along what will ultimately become the 65-mile Peaks to Plains Trail stretching from the Continental Divide on Loveland Pass to the South Platte River Trail in Denver and Adams County.

Work Schedule

  • Work is expected to end in April 2022, weather dependent.
  • Regular work hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists and trail users should expect:

  • Alternating single lane closures and shoulder closures and improvements along US 6. Eastbound and westbound traffic will alternate through the work zone.
  • The work zone may impact existing trail access around Tunnel 5.
  • Impacts to Clear Creek that could restrict kayaking or other water sports in the area.
  • Climbers can still access the rock walls however they cannot enter the construction area to get to the walls. 
  • Parking on the shoulder of US6 between tunnel 5 and tunnel 6 is prohibited. 
  • The small lot west of tunnel 6 is also closed to the public.