US 6 Clear Creek Canyon Rockfall Mitigation

Project Facts

  • Cost: $3 million
  • Contractor(s): Apex Rockfall Mitigation
  • Timeline: January - April 2019
  • Location: US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon from CO 93 to CO 119 (mile points 260.2 to 271.6)

Crews on this project completed rockfall mitigation on US Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon to protect motorists and reduce emergency closures when debris lands on the roadway.

Specific work included:

  • scaling and removing thousands of tons of rock;
  • installing mesh anchor and draped wire mesh; and
  • reinforcing anchors.


Rockfalls happen regularly in Clear Creek Canyon, ultimately causing closures, accidents and roadway deterioration. This project addressed these issues and reduced the overall impact of rockfalls in the canyon.