Clear Creek Canyon

Clear Creek Canyon (CCC) is a beautiful recreation area full of climbing, fishing, rafting, biking and hiking.  The recreational areas are part of Jefferson County Open Space and Clear Creek Canyon Open Space.

https://www.jeffco.us/1196/Clear-Creek-Canyon-Park

https://www.jeffco.us/1196/Clear-Creek-Canyon-Park

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105744243/clear-creek-canyon

From Golden head out on 6th Ave. and exit into Golden to access from the lower canyon. Turn left on US 6 into the canyon. From Boulder, the best way to reach Clear Creek Canyon is to take CO Highway 93 (Broadway) straight south for about 25 minutes into Golden. Then take a right, heading west on US 6 into Clear Creek Canyon. Pullouts can be found along the highway, and most approaches are about 5-10 minutes.  The upper canyon (Tunnels 5 and 6) can be accesses from Interstate 70 West, and exit 248.  Head down Highway 40 west to Route 6 and head east to Tunnel 6 and 5.