Peaks to Plains Trail

Colorado

Peaks to Plains Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: Jefferson
Length: 4 miles
Trail end points: US 6 & US 40 and Mayhem Gulch Trailhead (Clear Creek Canyon Park)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9563701
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Walking

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Peaks to Plains Trail Description

With only 4 miles of an eventual 65 miles open, the already award-winning Peaks to Plains trail is attracting new users every day. While US 6 basically parallels Clear Creek, the Peaks to Plains Trail provides a conduit for non-motorized transport through the scenic Clear Creek canyon. Instead of zooming past in a car, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the landscape. The flat, stained concrete blends in well with the craggy canyon walls; the native grasses, shrubs and trees; and the rushing water at the bottom of the valley. Rocky overlooks will stop you in your tracks to take in the views of the creek, and you can use one of the six river access points to get even closer for some fishing.

The next phase of construction will be taking place at the Mouth of the Clear Creek Canyon. The project/trail will eventually connect to Clear Creek Trail in Golden which connects to the Platte River Trail and beyond to the East. To the West, the trail will connect many trails through the Rockies and beyond the Continental Divide. 

 

Parking and Trail Access

To get to the trailhead, from the SR 93/US 6 junction in Golden, head west on U.S. 6 for 9.8 miles. You will find the Mayhem Gulch parking lot on the north side of the road (between mile markers 262 and 262.5). There are restroom facilities available on-site. The lot is being expanded to accommodate the additional demand from users of the new trail.

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