Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan
Adams County, CO
Recreation plan for rapidly changing creek corridor
Adams County is home to over seven miles of Clear Creek – one of the most historically significant and ecologically intact urban watersheds remaining in Colorado. The creek has been a resource for agriculture, industry, circulation and recreation for generations. Rapidly-changing development patterns have forever changed the face of Clear Creek throughout its history – first a pristine natural stream, then a heavily used industrial corridor, and in the future it has the potential to be an ecologically diverse recreational thoroughfare. Safety concerns and growing development pressure prompted the county to develop a master plan for the Clear Creek trail corridor. Wenk Associates was retained by the county to lead the master plan, engage the community, and provide guidance for improvements for trail use and recreation opportunities along the corridor.