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Clear Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (1)

Great trail that follows a creek.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

8,544' 2,604 m

High

7,851' 2,393 m

Low

692' 211 m

Up

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Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Parking is $5

Need to Know

The parking lot is just down the street from the trailhead. It will fit about 15 cars, and then people were parking along the road. You are supposed to go to a day use area of Cimarron State Park and pay the $5 parking fee.

Description

This trail starts out as a meander in the woods, and then begins its climb. The trail becomes somewhat littered with rocks and tree roots, just to the point where you need to pay attention. It follows the creek upward, crossing it several times. No need to get wet unless you want to, the crossings are bridged. Almost a mile in there is a small pool. Many people stop here because the next section of the trail is trickier. You ascend up a steep dirt bank, and onto a narrow rocky ledge. Once past that, the trail seems to go back to an easier singletrack.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of butterflies along the way, and not too many bugs.

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Sue Sporter

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First creek crossing
Jun 27, 2020 near Angel Fire, NM
Small pool
Jun 27, 2020 near Cimarron, NM
Small pool showing steep bank ascent in the background
Jun 27, 2020 near Cimarron, NM

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Sep 26, 2021
Frances Weston
May 26, 2021
Joseph Robinson
Beautiful trail!
Apr 13, 2021
Jill Shaddy-Gouvion
10h 56m