Open Space

Notice: Parking along US6 between Tunnels 5 and 6 is closed. Rock climbers and other Creek users will need to access from west of Tunnel 6 or from Jefferson County trailheads.

Notice: Oxbow/Tunnel 5 Trailhead and parking area will be closed until further notice to due trail construction. Peaks to Plains Trail: Clear Creek Greenway is still open and accessible from Jefferson County Open Space. For more information Click Here.


Open Space Treasure Hunt

Looking for a Place to be Outside: Open Space is Open

Room to Roam in Alvarado Open Space Park

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission (OSC) is to preserve and maintain the county’s unique character and natural environment by protecting our streams, woodlands, meadows, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities prominent vistas, geologic features, and cultural resources to enhance the quality of life for residents and the enjoyment of the out-of-doors for residents and visitors.


In November 1999, the voters of Clear Creek County, Colorado, approved the establishment of a County Open Space Program to be administered by the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission. The voters also approved a 1 mill tax levy and a bond authority for $1.5 million to be used for the acquisition and management of open space lands within the county jurisdiction.

More Information

2018 Starburst Award Winner

2016-2017 Clear Creek County Open Space Annual Report (PDF)

Previous years Open Space Annual reports