Clear Creek Greenway Trail

About the Trail Area

The I-70 Floyd Hill Project requires a long-term closure of the Clear Creek Greenway trail between the US 6 (Exit 244) and Hidden Valley (Exit 243) interchanges for construction and utility work. The closure began in October 2023 and trail users can expect this one-mile portion of the trail to be closed for construction activities through spring 2027, as it is unsafe for multi use trail travel. Other segments of the trail will remain open. Visit Clear Creek County’s website to find other trails in your area!

Clear Creek Greenway Trail closed between US 6 and Hidden Valley interchanges. Alternate parking location and access to open trail at Game Check Station Trailhead and Park.
Clear Creek Greenway Trail closed between US 6 and Hidden Valley interchanges. Alternate parking location and access to open trail at Game Check Station Trailhead and Park.

2024 Detour and Shuttle Information

Project Courtesy Shuttle:
Starting Monday, April 8, and lasting until Sept. 30, 2024, the I-70 Floyd Hill Project has implemented an on-demand courtesy shuttle operating seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to bypass the trail closure. There is one pick-up/drop-off location at the east and west ends of the trail closure. Once you arrive at the trail closure on either the west or east end, dial 720-760-2718 and the shuttle will pick you up and drive you to the opposite side. Expect delays as the driver may be driving other trail users, may be parked at the opposite side of the trail or may be stuck in I-70 traffic. A maximum of four people are able to ride the shuttle at a time.

Shuttle Fast Facts:

  • Hours of operation (April 8 through Sept. 30, 2024): 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Call 720-760-2718 to be picked up by the shuttle.
  • Expect delays and please be patient with our shuttle driver as they complete trips safely.
  • The shuttle option cannot accommodate large groups of people. A maximum number of four people are allowed to ride the shuttle at a time.
  • The shuttle has a bike rack that accommodates two-wheeled bicycles weighing less than 75 pounds.
  • The shuttle has a truck bed for tricycles, four-wheel bikes, recumbents, tandems and other specialty bikes. Luggage can be stored in the truck bed as well.
  • Children requiring a car seat will not be able to ride in the shuttle.
  • Larger groups should plan accordingly for multiple shuttle trips, or check out the Clear Creek County’s website to look for alternate trails to use during the closure.
  • Pick-up/drop-off locations:
    • East end of closure - 33295 US 6, Evergreen, CO 80452
    • West end of closure - Doghouse Rail Bridge Trailhead Parking Lot, 970 East Idaho Springs Road, Evergreen, CO 80439
  • If you drive to the trail:
    • Users will want to park at the Game Check Station Trailhead and Park, west of the closure, off of the Hidden Valley interchange (Exit 243).
  • If you don’t want to utilize the Project Courtesy Shuttle:
    • If you wish to continue riding and want to avoid using the Project courtesy shuttle service, there is an alternative route you can take by using State Highway 103 between Idaho Springs and Bergen Park. This route will add 30 miles to your ride with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. This route is one of the most scenic rides on the western slope and is the entryway to Echo Lake and Mount Evans. This alternative route will add additional time to your ride and can be strenuous.
  • Be prepared and plan ahead before traveling. Use this Google Maps link to plan your trip on State Highway 103.