June 21, 2005
Case Study: Clear Creek Canyon rockslide
Rockfalls and rock slides are common along transportation corridors in the Rocky Mountains. Clear Creek Canyon just west of Golden…
Clear Creek is a tributary of the South Platte River that stretches 66 miles. It flows through Clear Creek Canyon and ends where it meets the South Platte River. Clear Creek was a popular location for intense mining activity in 1859 during what is known as the Colorado Gold Rush. It is also the name of a county, one of the original counties (and one of two with unchanged boundaries) established in 1861 by the Colorado Territory legislature. The county seat is Georgetown.