In 2005, Clear Creek County finalized the Clear Creek Greenway Master Plan, which was identified as a major development recommendation of the 2030 Clear Creek County Master Plan.

The goal of the Clear Creek Greenway Master Plan was to identify trail alignments and a greenway concept along the Clear Creek Greenway that would link recreation and business attractions that would provide future economic development opportunities.  The plan not only identified possible trail alignments, but provided recommendations for creek access, greenway amenities, design guidelines and implementation strategies for future development.