Always on the lookout for outdoor inspiration, we decided to give local climbing hot spot Clear Creek Canyon a go on a sunny Thursday. The area is only 30 minutes for downtown Denver and is another fantastic area to escape the city life and get some fresh air. While the hike from the Western trail head at Mayhem Gulch was a bit repetitive with covered switchbacks, it's always great to take a step back and take in the natural beauty of it all.
The next trip we make will be more concentrated on the climbing areas - Mountain Project lists over 800 bouldering and sport climb routes! The areas are labeled around the area's tunnels and there is off road parking for each area.