Clear Creek County has some of the best trails in Colorado. With more than 300 sq miles of public land, mountainous terrain, and a population of less than 10,000 people, most of the more than 100 miles of multi-use trails within the county remain relatively uncrowded. Many of our trails are former mining and wagon roads, some built more than 100 years ago, that have been "re-purposed" to better suit hiking, biking and OHV users. Beginning in 2017, the new Clear Creek County Trails Crew, in collaboration with volunteer groups, the USFS, and other governmental and private organizations, has been diligently repairing, improving, building and maintaining trails across the County to meet user expectations of a world class recreational experience.
Whether you like to Hike, Bike, Jeep, OHV, Snowshoe, Ski or Snowmobile, you will find that Clear Creek County offers significant opportunity - click on the links below to find your next adventure!
Discover and explore Colorado’s unique trail experiences with the 'Colorado Trail Explorer'. Available at no cost, COTREX (smartphone app & website) offers the most comprehensive trail info and maps available built on data from over 230 trail managers around the state. View trails by allowed uses, browse featured routes, download maps for offline viewing and route finding, record trips and notes in the field, complete challenges to earn badges, and share your experiences with the community.
- 4/7/2020 Floyd Hill Open Space is open, south side trails are mostly dry and in good condition, especially The Sluice downhill trail, along with most other Clear Creek County Trails. BUT - we have received complaints that large groups continue to gather at the trail-head within a foot or two of each other, clearly not practicing social distancing. If groups continue to gather in close proximity to each other, the Floyd Hill Trail System will be CLOSED until the COVID-19 situation stabilizes. So PLEASE observe social distancing guidelines on the trail and at the trailheads at Floyd Hill and all trailheads in Clear Creek County so we can keep the trails open during this time of uncertainty. Thanks!
- 1/30/2020 - The long awaited updated map sign (w/new alignments and trail names) was installed in the kiosk at FHOS (Floyd Hill Open Space), along with a downhill trail sponsors sign at the top. Many mtn bikers have taken advantage of the good weather and south facing slope to continue riding the downhill only biking trail there this year, so we performed some needed maintenance on it (with assistance from COMBA). Signage plans for FHOS are being reviewed, we plan to install guidance/difficulty level signs at all intersections this summer. On a different front, another dozen downed trees across the trails due to heavy winds were cleared in Silver Dale.
- 1/2/2020 - Pulled the snow groomer around the BLT (Bakerville Loveland Trail) loop with our Polaris UTV, it’s now in great shape for backcountry skiers & fat bikes - trailhead at the far eastern side of the parking lot at Loveland Valley. Also used the Polaris to plow the parking lot at FHOS (Floyd Hill Open Space) to get it ready for the next storm ;-)