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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

North Clear Creek Road 510 Scenic Drive

Difficulty: Beginner If starting at North End
Length: 4.6 Miles (7.67 Kilometers)




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General Description

This scenic mountain drive is on a gravel road which provides access to South Clear Creek Campground, North Clear Creek Campground and North Clear Creek Falls Overlook. The road also provides fishing access to portions of North Clear Creek and South Clear Creek. The road also has several scenic vistas along its route and provides some of the most vivid aspen color in the fall, generally starting mid to late September.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping South Clear Creek Campground, North Clear Creek Campground
No
ICON Family Camping North Clear Creek and South Clear Creek
No
ICON Mountain Biking gravel road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery North Clear Creek Falls Overlook, vivid aspen color in the fall
Yes



Related Activities
Bristol View Campground - Campground is located 22.6 miles west of Creede on Forest Road #510. 16 Campgrounds with fishing and trail access.

Crystal Lake Road 532a - This is a short (2.5 miles) scenic primitive road that leads to Crystal Lake. This five-acre lake usually provides fair to good catches of rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout.

North Clear Creek - Four fishing access points to North Clear Creek are provided by means of primitive dirt roads, marked with white arrows, that lead off Forest Road #513 (Continental Reservoir/Rito Honda Reservoir Road).

North Clear Creek Campground - Some sites are in open, while some sites are screened with small aspen/spruce/fir. Good general area in the fall to observe and take pictures of fall aspen colors.

North Clear Creek Falls - This site is 27 miles west of Creede in a fenced area with open grass vegetation. There is a very picturesque view of North Clear Creek Falls.

North Long Ridge Primitive Road - This is a short, 3.8 mile easy jeep road, which primarily provides fishing access to Clear Creek via two short spur roads located along it.

Road Canyon Campground - This campground usually has vacancy when other upriver campgrounds are full. The area is open, with no screening or trees, and it is not screened from Rio Grande Reservoir Road.

Silver Thread National Scenic Byway - This scenic highway passes through Creede and the Upper Rio Grande Valley and contains some of the most magnificent scenery and colorful history in the Sate of Colorado.



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Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038

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