Clear Creek Rules and Regulations
Clear Creek runs through the heart of Golden, offering scenic beauty, recreation, and a valuable natural resource. Over recent years, the number of visitors who come to Golden to enjoy tubing on Clear Creek has increased dramatically. Many visitors and residents also enjoy kayaking at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park, and cycling and walking on Clear Creek Trail. Due to the increased number of visitors along Clear Creek, new management policies have gone into effect. Please visit VisitGolden.com/creek-info for a full overview of rules and regulations specific to visiting Clear Creek.
Golden strives to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all. Please help us to protect this amazing resource and ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience.
Golden Parks: Know the rules before you go!
- Trees must be protected with padding prior to the installation of the anchor lines.
- Anchor lines may not be attached to signs, fencing, light poles, playground equipment, or an other park structures.
- Tree trunks must be at least one foot in diameter.
- Anchor points cannot be damaged or altered in order to secure an anchor.
- Slacklines and ground must be level and parallel to each other.
- Slacklines may not exceed 100 feet in length, and may not exceed an elevation of more than 4 feet at the center of the span.
- Equipment may not be left unattended and, if not in use, must be immediately taken down.
- Slacklines must not interfere with other park activities, nor cross any sidewalks, waterways, bridges, or any other rights-of-way, and are prohibited upon any trail.
- Slacklines cannot cross each other.
- City personnel, as deemed necessary, may order the removal of a slackline at any time.
Preservation of Clear Creek and Clear Creek’s Banks
It is prohibited for any person to locate, use or bring any of the following goods or articles, which include, but are not limited to: benches, lawn chairs, fire pits, grills, portable outdoor fireplaces, cots, furniture, slides, bicycles and coolers, radio controlled boats (and any other similar object), within Clear Creek and upon the banks of Clear Creek.
**A complete list of park rules are detailed in Ordinance No. 2046, adopted January 2017. Additional rules and regulations for the Clear Creek Corridor specifically are detailed in Ordinance 2182, adopted June 2022.