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Posted on: August 26, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Mandatory Rafting Take Out in Clear Creek

Rafters & Kayakers-

Please be aware that starting on Tuesday, August 26 2014, as a critical part of Peaks to Plains Trail Project, there will be temporary impassable large concrete culverts installed in Clear Creek near the area known as “Cannonball Flats”. Rafters must use the mandatory takeout designated at MP 260.5, otherwise known as “Placer Flats”. This takeout can be identified as the takeout area just after the Class III rapid known as “Whew!” and after the SH 119/US 6 bridge. (please see attached map)

Signs will be posted to help rafters navigate to the mandatory takeout.

Project Overview

In January, construction began on the Clear Creek Canyon Segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail Project. This project will create a six-mile paved, multipurpose trail along US Highway 6, connecting the Mayhem Gulch Trailhead in Jefferson
County to Tunnel No. 5 in Clear Creek County. When complete, the Peaks to Plains Trail will provide new and expanded recreational opportunities for the cycling, hiking, angling, kayaking, climbing and prospecting communities, as well as other
outdoor enthusiasts.

The Peaks to Plains Trail will include:

• A 6-mile, 10-foot-wide concrete trail

• Three bridges crossing Clear Creek

• Five improved water access points

• A trailhead with restroom at the Oxbow Parcel in Clear Creek County

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Information Team below.
- Thank you,

Peaks To Plains Trail

Public Information Team

Click here for a map.
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