Peaks to Plains Trail Opening Date

On Thursday, July 28, the first phase of the Peaks to Plains trail will be open to the public. Over three miles of paved multi-purpose trail, as well as the three bridges crossing the creek in this joint project of Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, are ready for exploration. Visitors coming from the Clear Creek end will be able to follow the trail around the Oxbow, while visitors from the Jefferson County side will be able to travel west from the Mayhem Gulch trail head to the project beginning. Due to the unusually high water flows in the creek over the past two years, the trail has needed some unanticipated reinforcements and repairs, which has, unfortunately, pushed back the opening date of Phase 1 from July 14, and the grand opening of the trail as a whole until the fall. However, on Thursday, July 28,
Jefferson and Clear Creek counties are proud to open for the public the portion that is completed and safe.

For Your Safety: While some portions of the trail appear to be paved and completed, outdoor enthusiasts are reminded that ALL parts of the area are still construction zones
and that access at these points is still restricted until the trail is opened on July 28, 2016. Please do not enter or utilize the closed sections.

P2P opening map

10 thoughts on “Peaks to Plains Trail Opening Date

    • Mayhem Gulch is a trailhead on the north shoulder of 6 west of the third tunnel. There is a payed parking there with a permanent outhouse. The trail head up slope, to the north and connects with Centennial Cone. On Google Maps, search for Centennial Cone park, zoom in so you can see the trails and look for one that connects south to Route 6 – that’s Mayhem Gulch trail.

    • It is a soft opening on the 28th and you are welcome to attend. Jeffco and Clear Creek County Commissioners will be there to say a few words and then open up the trail. A small section of the trail will require repairs during low water this fall. We will have a true grand opening once these repairs are complete.

  1. Will there be a celebration for the opening July 28th or will it be done in the fall when the complete trail is opened?

    • It is a soft opening on the 28th and you are welcome to attend. Jeffco and Clear Creek County Commissioners will be there to say a few words and then open up the trail. A small section of the trail will require repairs during low water this fall. We will have a true grand opening once these repairs are complete.

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