Explore Colorado: Clear Creek Canyon

Just West of Denver rests a small town with a vivid and rich history that dates all the way back to the early 1800s. The town of Clear Creek, most famous for the part it played in the early years of the Colorado Gold Rush, holds some of Colorado’s greatest adventures just waiting to be uncovered.

Photo Courtesy of Front Range Climbing Company
Photo Courtesy of Front Range Climbing Company

If you act quickly you may be able to enjoy some of Clear Creek’s famous ice climbing. Experience an unforgettable half-day of ice climbing in one of Colorado’s most scenic locations. The Front Range Climbing Company offers guided ice climbing lessons for any skill level of climber and ensures a day of adventure and awe. 

Photo Courtesy of The Front Range Climbing Company
Photo Courtesy of The Front Range Climbing Company

If you weren’t fast enough to catch the last of our snowy season, don’t distress. The Front Range Climbing Company, offers alongside their ice climbing lessons, rock climbing lessons, so that you can enjoy Clear Creek Canyon year-round. Again, classes are offered for any skill level of climber and are a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy Colorado’s landscape.Screen shot 2013-04-30 at 10.44.26 PM

For those of you that are looking for an activity that can be enjoyed by a large group and offers something different than the daily norm, try instead whitewater rafting. Clear Creek Canyon has white water rapids and narrow, steep bends that allow for a thrilling and exhilarating rafting experience. Don’t let that scare you off, though, Clear Creek has rafting for first-time and experienced rafters alike.

There’s a lot to do in this Colorado hotspot, and we’d love to hear about your experiences in Clear Creek. Feel free to send us pictures and stories about your time in Clear Creek and have them posted here, on this very blog! Also, sign up for our newsletter there in the top right hand corner, and stay up-to-date with all our latest Colorado experiences.