Eastern Mojave Vegetation Peaks to Plains Trail, Clear Creek and Jefferson Counties, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  The vision of the Peaks to Plains Trail is a 65-mile trail of statewide significance that will serve the 3 million residents of the Denver metro area. The goal is that the Peaks to Plains Trail will one day connect the South Platte Trail in Denver to the headwaters of Clear Creek at Loveland Pass. Once completed, it will connect four counties and seven cities, with a total elevation gain of more than 1 mile. This legacy trail project will offer visitors a truly quintessential Colorado experience. That is why it was chosen as one of former Governor Hickenlooper’s 16 highest priority trail projects in the state as part of the Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. The first portions of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park opened in 2016 and 2017, offering four miles of 10-foot-wide paved surface right along Clear Creek. The next step will be continuing the trail east to Golden with the Mouth of the Canyon segment.
  Junction: Continental Divide to Glenwood Springs Route
  Summit County above …
Continental Divide
Clear Creek County Below …
  Clear Creek County above …
Jefferson County below …
  Proposed bridge to south side of Clear Creek

Other articles:
• Welch Ditch:   at head gate;

Locations: Welch Ditch.  

Proposed suspension bridge to Welch Ditch.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 6:   e of Tunnel 1;  

Spur to parking on US Highway 6
  Bridge to south side of Clear Creek

Other articles:
• Climbing Access Trail:  at Peaks to Plains;  

Junction: Climbing Access Trail, to Welch Ditch Trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   9 Mar 2021;
Full Size ImagePedestrian bridge over Clear Creek.  

Cross Clear Creek on Grant Terry Bridge.

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   at Grany Terry bridge.;  

Junction: Grant Terry Trail

To the east, through the City of Golden, the Peaks to Plains Trail shares the route with the City of Golden Clear Creek Trail

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   near US 6;  

Junction: Shared use with City of Golden Clear Creek Trail

To the east, through the City of Golden, the Peaks to Plains Trail shares the route with the City of Golden Clear Creek Trail

Other articles:
• Clear Creek Trail:   bridge over 44th Ave;  

Cross over 44th Avenue, from this point west to US Hwy 6, follow the route of the City of Golden Clear Creek Trail.
  Jefferson County above …
Denver County below …
  Junction: South Platte Trail
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Date and time this article was prepared: 9/6/2021 5:25:42 PM