Clear Creek County has some of the best trails in Colorado. With more than 300 square 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!
Our seasonal Trails Team works hard to make sure Clear Creek County's Trails are in in tip-top shape for hikers, bikers, and other recreators. We are a small county of less than 10,000 people that experiences millions of tourists coming to enjoy our hundreds of miles of renown trails and trailheads. We also work to maintain historical sites to preserve our history for many others in the future to enjoy.
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6/20/2022: Your Clear Creek County Trails Team was super busy in the last 30 days.
- All Trails Team members are now Certified Wildland Fire Fighters so we can be a resource should we be needed to help control a wildland blaze. Also, First Aid/CPR certified so we are able to provide basic first aid (until the pros arrive) to an injured trail user or team member should we be in the vicinity of an accident.
- Routine Trail Maintenance work (rake, trim vegetation to maintain appropriate corridor, clear drainages, sweep bike paths) was performed on Floyd Hill, Union Pass, Silver Creek, Saxon Mountain, 7:30 Mine, Georgetown to Silver Plume Bike path, Bakerville to Loveland Ski Area bike path, Tom Bennhoff Lake Trail/Silver Creek Connector trails and Rutherford.
- Major Trail work (remove large boulders, build/rebuild retaining walls, armor drainages, crack seal pavement) was performed on: Sluice(Floyd Hill OS rock feature mitigation), Silver Creek(multiple areas) and Bakerville to Loveland Ski Area Bike Path.
- We’ve also cleared fallen and leaning trees from the following trails/ trailheads: Floyd Hill, Silverdale, Notch, Silver Creek, Philadelphia Mill, Warren Gulch, Iron Fens and Argentine Central Grade.
- As always, if you run into any hazards on the Clear Creek County trail system, please let us know what and where it is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/03/2022: Team Evergreen is running their https://www.sessionseries.org/ event at Floyd Hill open space for the next 4 Wednesdays weather permitting. So parking will be unavailable at the trailhead and the Sluice Trail will be closed to non participants after noon on event days. Please see the link above for more information.
4/26/2022: So sorry for the long delay. We will post trail updates here as the Trails team gets out and about. Please email us at email@example.com with any issues you run into on our trail system such as: downed trees over the trail, hazard trees hung up/about to fall over the trail, rock slides, washouts and/or major water pooling on the trail. Please let us know trail(s) name and approximate distance from trailhead or intersection(hiking time works too). We are currently a crew of 2, so the more eyes we have looking for trail hazards the better able we are to schedule time to correct them.
Today we were out on Argentine Central Grade and in Silverdale clearing some hazard trees. Still snow on the ground, but starting to see some dirt peek through. Both trails could easily be hiked in hiking boots with max snow depth ankle deep with very occasional drifts to knee deep. Gaiters recommended and traction devices if you want to be super careful.
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 mountain 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 ;-)