Clear Creek Canyon(FR-677)

Total Miles
3.7

Elevation

1,909.55 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail begins off Highway 260 (approximately 6 miles east of the 87), and ends at the southern rim of West Clear Creek Canyon. There is no sign for the turnoff. If you blink, you just might miss it. While not terribly long or technical, the views and isolated campsites at the end of this trail are truly spectacular. There are several trails connected to this one, making the area a great to spend a weekend in. The road itself is mostly rocky, with some heavily rutted dirt stretches scattered in. Rugged tires and high clearance strongly recommended.

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Clear Creek Canyon(FR-677)
Clear Creek Canyon(FR-677)
Clear Creek Canyon(FR-677)

Difficulty

Very rocky, but none of the rocks are very large and the inclines are mild.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Ryan Simon
Jan 02, 2024
2023 Ford F-Series
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
A nice trail but quite rocky in parts. Towards the end, coming up on the second tank there is a very severe rut that we had to straddle. It could be intimidating to less experienced drivers like me but we made it over. We did not go to the end of this trail as featured but stopping past that second tank there is a great outlook over the gorge that could make a fun camping spot. Stopping there and taking in the view was good enough for us this time. With decent clearance there there is really nothing to worry about there are a couple small, steep, quick, dip and climbs, take it slow. Also there is a spot where a tree has fallen across the trail and you have to go up a bank around it at a nice angle which is fun. I could see this being a tougher go in mud or snow but conditions were good and we had fun.

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