Eastern Mojave Vegetation Clear Creek Trail, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Follows Clear Creek all the way to the South Platte River.
  Church Ditch regulator

Other articles:
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   at Grant Terry Bridge;  

Grant Terry Bridge over Clear Creek. There are steps here that allow access from the Grant Terry Trail to the Peaks to Plains Trail.

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

 
  Jefferson County above


City of Golden below
  Horticultural Iris on north side of trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20210408;
Full Size ImageWater Birch (Betula occidentalis) along Clear Creek.  

First Creek Access Spur.

Other articles:
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   near US 6;  

Junction: Peaks to Plains Trail, just west of the US Hwy 6 underpass, the Peaks to Plains Trail diverges to the north west in the direction of the Gateway parking lot and trailhead.

Pass under US Highway 6, 6th Avenue.

  From this point up (west) the trail is called the Grant Terry Trail.

Pass under US Highway 6, 6th Avenue.

Other articles:
• Magpie Gulch Trail:   at Clear Ck Trl;  

Intersection: Magpie Gulch Trail

Other articles:
• 6th Avenue Trail:   at ClrCk;  

Intersection: 6th Avenue Trail
 

Settling Pond

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   Coll. No. 2446, 8 Apr 2021;  

 

   

RV Park

 

Other articles:
• 10th Street:   at RV Park;  

 

 

   

Lions Park

 
  Golden Clear Creek RV Park

Other articles:
• Maple Street:   at 10th;  

Spur to: Maple Street, and the restrooms.

Other articles:
• Illinois Street:   at 10th;  

Spur to: Illinois Street, north.
  From this point up (west) the trail log is written for the north side of Clear Creek.

Billy Drew Bridge over Clear Creek. Spurs to Illinois Street.

From this point down (east) the trail log is written for the south side of the creek.

Other articles:
• Illinois Street:   at 11th;  

Spur to: Illinois Street, south.

 

   

Clear Creek History Park

 

Other articles:
• 11th Street:   near Arapahoe;  

Spur to: 11th Street

Other articles:
• Washington Avenue:   at Clr Ck Trl;  

Trail passes under Washington Avenue, with Spurs to: Washington Avenue
  Parfet Park is across the creek.

Other articles:
• 11th Street:   at Jackson;
• Jackson Street:   at 11th;  

Trail spur to: Jackson Street

Other articles:
• Ford Street:   at Clr Ck Trl;  

From this point north, the trail log is written for the south side of Clear Creek.

Clear Creek Trail passes under Ford Street and also Spurs to: Ford Street

  Bridge over Clear Creek.
 

Vanover Park

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  14 Sep 2020;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageMore Hairy Willowherb in Tucker Gulch near Clear Creek.  

Bridge over Tucker Gulch.

To continue east on the Clear Creek Trail and the Peaks to Plains Trail, make a left (north) turn, cross 10th Street, and climb along Tucker Gulch to a trail intersection just below CO Highway 58.

  Intersection: East Street, at end.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  14 Sep 2020;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageHairy Willowherb in Tucker Gulch between 10th and Water Streets  

Infestation of Hairy Willowherb in Tucker Gulch

Intersection: East Street, at end.

  Intersection: 10th and East Street

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  14 Sep 2020;

Locations: Tucker Gulch (lower).
Full Size ImageHairy Willowherb in Tucker Gulch above 10th Street  

Infestation of Hairy Willowherb in the creek between 9th and 10th Streets.
  Spur to: 9th Street
  Pass under bridge at 9th Street.
  Pass under railroad bridge.

Other articles:
• Tucker Gulch Trail:   at Clear Ck Trl;  

Junction: Tucker Gulch Trail

To continue down (east) on the Clear Creek Trail, make a sharp right turn and follow along the south side of the Church Ditch.

  Golden above

Other articles:
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   Bridge over 44th Avenue;  

Cross over 44th Avenue.
  Spur to: McIntyre Street, or tunnel under McIntyre Street.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/26/2021 8:45:45 PM