ClearCreekLandConservancy

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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Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website! Thanks for dropping by to visit. It’s been a while since we’ve remodeled our website, so give us a shout to let us know what you think of the new look. Our aim was to make our website easier to navigate and more responsive so…...

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30th Anniversary Celebration

Clear Creek Land Conservancy was founded 30 years ago, in 1986.  On the evening of October 13th about 60 CCLC supporters gathered at the Mt. Vernon Country Club to celebrate our anniversary and the many land preservation accomplishments CCLC has worked on over the years.  The Lookout Mountain Boys, a…...

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Summer 2016

It was a snowy winter in Clear Creek Canyon with several heavy storms, but now the snow is melted and all that moisture has brought out the spring flowers and filled all the streams; it’s a perfect time to hike the Beaver Brook trail or do the loop at Centennial…...

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Winter 2016

Winter still has a hold on Clear Creek Canyon right now, but the days are getting longer and the snow is melting more quickly, even after the big storms.  Although the Canyon is beautiful when covered with snow, we can now all start anticipating the green of spring and looking…...

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Summer 2015

Summer is just beginning and Clear Creek Canyon is as green as it ever gets. Back in March I wrote that we should all hope for a wet spring and that wish really came true. Most of the Canyon has had more than 15 inches of rain since late April.…...

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