Gold panning on the Arapahoe Bar along Clear Creek must be accessed from the Youngfield Trailhead.
Due to construction at the Clear Creek Crossing Development site (located at the southwest quadrant of Hwy 58 and I-70), access to the Arapahoe Bar gold panning area from the frontage road on the west side of I-70 is closed until further notice.
Gold panning at the Arapahoe Bar along Clear Creek is still open to the public, but to access the area you must park at the Youngfield Trailhead Parking Lot on the east side of I-70 (4100 Younfield St.). The gold panning area is just a short walk west on the Clear Creek Trail.
For gold panning rules, please visit www.rootedinfun.com/ClearCreekTrail
If you have questions or need additional information, please call Parks, Forestry & Open Space at 303-205-7550
Thank you for your cooperation!