ClearCreekLandConservancy

Black Bear

Black Bears are the largest carnivores found in Clear Creek Canyon, can be honey-colored, blond, brown, cinnamon, or black in color, and may have tan muzzles or white spots on their chests. Weaned cubs are taught to forage and eat a wide variety of foods, such as berries, nuts and…...

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Plants & Animals of Clear Creek Canyon

Clear Creek Watershed (CCW), which spans elevations of about 9,000 feet, includes almost every type of wildlife habitat found in Colorado. Nearly all species of wildlife, found anywhere in Colorado, can be found here. Much of the watershed is considered to be part of the Wildland – Urban interface, and thus…...

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Winter Sports

Whether your ski, snowboard, snowshoe, fat bike, or hike in the Clear Creek drainage basin during the winter, there are ski runs, trails, and mountains for everyone to explore.  From in-bounds laps at Loveland Ski Area to backcountry access around Empire and Georgetown to the sometimes snowy trails at Centennial…...

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Hunting

Hunting is allowed on numerous public lands in the Clear Creek drainage basin. Please check with Colorado Parks & Wildlife for information about hunting in the area: http://cpw.state.co.us/ Hunting is not allowed on Clear Creek Land Conservancy property....

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Nature Viewing

Whether your hobby is bird watching, wildflower hunting, leaf peeping, or wildlife viewing, the Clear Creek drainage basin is overflowing with opportunities. Take a look at the recommended hiking trails as a great place to start your nature viewing adventure!...

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Rafting and Kayaking

Clear Creek is full of white water for rafting and kayaking. Whether you’re new to the sport and going out with a rafting guide service or you’re a seasoned professional, Clear Creek offers a variety of white water experiences.  For further information, the Colorado Whitewater Association promotes paddling and conservation…...

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Fishing

Clear Creek is a popular river for fly fishing due to its easy access and length. Whether fishing in Clear Creek Canyon or further upstream, this rocky creek provides lots of pools for catching rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout.  Not all of Clear Creek is accessible from public land, so…...

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Climbing

Clear Creek Canyon is one of the most accessible climbing areas with an abundance of routes ranging from beginner to expert. The routes are mostly sport climbing, but some trad climbs can also be found.  For more information about climbing in the area check out: Mountain Project Colorado Mountain Club...

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Biking

Mountain biking in the Clear Creek drainage basin ranges from well-traveled trails at the doorstep of Golden to the more remote high alpine trails at the Continental Divide. From rocky, steep, and fast descents to miles of singletrack for the cross-country rider, the drainage basin has it all. Centennial Cone…...

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Hiking

With hundreds of acres of conserved lands open to the public in the Clear Creek drainage basin, there are miles of trails available for hiking. Whether you’re looking to hike ½ a mile or 100 miles, the Clear Creek drainage basin has trails for you.  Some of the trails in…...

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