Adult Activities

Paint & Sip

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Grab a glass, an apron and join us for
some artistic fun!

Local artist Amie Harvey will instruct you through the featured piece of art.

Bring friends, significant other or just yourself! All materials supplied.
All skill levels welcome!
Register at the Clear Creek Recreation Center or online at

Date:April 9
May 27
Time: 6:00pm
Fee: $40
Where: Classes will be held in the dining room of the Elks Lodge.
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Tai Chi

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Tai Chi

Tai chi has been called the perfect exercise. It’s accessible to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. The injury rate is low while the health and fitness benefits are high.

Instructor: Jim Beasley
Days: Thursdays

April 6 -27
May 4 -25
June 1-29
July 6-27
August 3-31

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Recreation Center
Fee: $5 per class or $18 per month (4 classes)

Self Defense Training Course

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Belly Dance

Learn how to avoid being a target, handle a confrontation, the power of body language & non-verbal cues, how, when & where to strike, learn several strikes head to toe, what to do from the floor & how to handle attacks from behind, escapes from grabs & chokeholds and more!

Instructor: Imy Rich
Ages: 12 & up
Day: Saturday
Date: June 3
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Fee: $20

Infant/Child CPR/AED

Tai Chi

This class is recommended for those who are supervising children and infants. Learn knowledge and skills that may save a life. This 2-hour class covers choking and CPR/AED. Certification is available for an additional fee.

Instructor: Laura Allen
Ages: 12 & up
Fee: $25
Call 303-567-4822 for upcoming dates.

Adult Sports

Triathlon Training Class

Are you interested in learning about and training for a sprint triathlon? We are gathering interest to offer a spring class.
• 8 week class would prepare you for, and culminate with, competing in a sprint triathlon (a 525m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and a 5K run)
• Instructed by Anne-Marie Schmidt
• Program trainings two times a week, one evening class and a weekend morning class. (additional trainings on your own)
• Participants don’t have to have triathlon experience, but should be comfortable in the water.

Please let us know if you would be interested! Call or email Stacey at 303-567-4822 or<

Adult Drop-In Sports 18+


Days: Thursday Night
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Recreation Center
Fee: Free with pass or daily admission


Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Recreation Center
Fee: Free with pass or daily admission

Idaho Springs Ballfield Complex

Kickball League

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The Monday night adult Kickball League is back again this summer! Bring out your inner kid for 6 weeks of kickball fun. There is a mandatory managers and free agent meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 6:00pm at the Clear Creek Recreation Center.

Ages: 18 and over
Day: Monday nights
Dates: June 5 – July 17
Fee: $250/team
Where: Idaho Springs Ball Fields

CoED Rec Softball League

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Recreational League

Gather your friends and head on down to the Idaho Springs Ball Fields for CCMRD's 2017 Softball League. This is a Coed RECREATIONAL league. There is a mandatory managers and free agent meeting on Thursday, June 29, 6:30pm at Tommyknocker Brewery.

Ages: 18 and over
(Tuesdays if necessary for make-ups)
Dates: July 6 – August 31
Fee: $350/team
Where: Idaho Springs Ball Fields

Outdoor Activities

Hike with a Shelter Dog

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Clear Creek Recreation and Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter are teaming up to offer Hike with a Shelter Dog the 3rd Monday of each month. Hikes will leave from Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter, 500 W. Dumont Rd, Dumont at 10:00am. Cost is free and please sign up in advance at the Clear Creek Recreation Center (303-567-4822) or online.

Getting outside and hiking is beneficial for both humans and the adoptable dogs, we all could use some exercise and socialization! For questions, please contact Stacey with Clear Creek Recreation at 303-567-4822 or Sue with Charlie’s Place at 303-679-2477.

Monday, May 15
Monday, June19
Monday, July 17
Monday, August 21

Dog Obedience Classes

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Clear Creek Recreation and Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter are teaming up to offer introductory dog obedience classes. Classes, taught by Casey Newman, will focus on basic obedience and agility. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and non-aggressive. (Individual one-on-one classes can be set up for aggressive dogs.)
Day: Saturdays
Dates: June 24 – July 29
(6 weeks)
Time: 9:30 – 11:00am
Fee: $76 for the session
Where: Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter

Hiking Club

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2017 Wine and Bike

Hikes typically last 2-3 hours and transportation is provided. Cost of hike varies ($5-$10) depending on time and distance traveled. All other expenses are your responsibility (activity fees, lunch). Hikes typically begin at 10:00am, but check with front desk for start time and the time the van leaves the rec center as every hike is different. Please sign up in advance with the rec center front desk or online at Join us! Get outside, meet new people and explore this place we call home!

Upcoming Hikes


Tuesday, 6th
N. Barbour Forks (3-5 miles)

Tuesday, 20th
Lily Pad Lake (4 miles)


Tuesday 11th
Mayflower/Clinton Gulch (5 miles)

Tuesday, 18th
Goliath Wildflower Hike (2-3 miles)

Burro Racing 101

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Three sessions of instruction that will prepare you for the Idaho Springs 5-mile Pack Burro Race on July 23. All classes take place in Idaho Springs on Thursday nights. Class will cover the history of the sport, the proper care of your burro, how to properly pack a burro and how to run with your burro.

Cost: $205/In-District, $225/Non-District
Ages 18+

Thursday, June 29, 6-8pm, Tommy Knocker Brewery

Thursday, July 13, 6-8pm, Laughing Valley Ranch

Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm, Laughing Valley Ranch Sunday, July 23, 10am, Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park (RACE)

Cost includes entire program and registration fee for the July 23rd race including use of a Laughing Valley Ranch burro and equipment for the race!

Registration for Clear Creek Metro Recreation District residents opens up on 3/27/17.

Registration for Non-District residents opens on 4/10/17 at 9:00am.

Limited spots available. For more information, please contact Stacey at 303-567-4822.

Community Happy Hour Bike Rides

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Join CCMRD for a community bike ride from Idaho Springs to the Two Bears Tap and Grill and back.
(5 miles each way on the bike path) Two Bears is offering drink and food specials for our group. Meet at the Clear Creek Recreation Center. Please sign up in advance with the Rec Center front desk so we know how many to expect!

Ages: All Ages (Youth under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
Dates: Thursday, June 15
Wednesday, July 19
Monday, August 14
Times: 5:15 pm leave from the Clear Creek Recreation Center
Fee: Free to join, food and drink on your own at Two Bears

Film on the Rocks

There is no experience quite like that of seeing a show at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Each week for the summer season, a band will open up for a classic movie. CCMRD will enhance this experience by transporting you to and from Red Rocks for 2 dates (yet to be determined) this summer. Doors open at 6:00, bands start at 6:30 and movies at dusk. Open to a maximum of 10 people. Summer movie/band schedule TBA.

Dates: TBA
Times: Van leaves the rec center at 5:30pm. Return time depends on movie length.
Fee: $20 includes ticket and transportation

Janet’s Cabin Overnight
Summer Hut Trip

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Summer Hut Trip! We have been checking out area huts during the winter months, and the time has come for a summer backcountry excursion.

Located at timberline in the Guller Creek Drainage next to the Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Janet’s Cabin is a 7 mile hike in along the Colorado Trail. This is an overnight trip and you will be carrying in all of your supplies and food! It is a physically demanding hike at high altitude. For those joining us, there is a hut informational meeting prior to the trip, where we will go over what to bring, how to pack your pack, and what to expect. Minors are welcome to attend but must be very strong hikers and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Limited spots available.

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, July 25, 9:00am – Wednesday, July 26, 5:00pm.
Fee: $55 per person. Includes transportation, accommodations and breakfast on 7/26.
All other meals and snacks are your responsibility.

Trails and Ales Hiking Series

Summer is a great time for exploring local trails and local ales (and whiskey). Clear Creek Recreation is teaming up with our local breweries and distillery to offer the best of both worlds! We will start with a 3-5 mile hike and finish up with happy hour refreshments. Hikes are free to attend (we will be accepting donations for the local food bank, Loaves and Fishes) and drinks will be on your own. Please register in advance with the Clear Creek Recreation Center. Spots are limited and hiking start times vary.

Georgetown Hike

Friday, June 9
Guanella Pass Brewing Company

Idaho Springs Hike

July, 14
Bouck Brothers Distillery

Idaho Springs Hike

Friday, August 11
Tommyknocker Brewery

Weight Rooms


Monday through Friday
6:00am to 9:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
8:30am to 6:00pm

Weight & Cardio Guidelines

Children 8 and under are not allowed on weight or cardio machines.

Children 9 – 13 must be under the direct supervision (within arm’s length) by someone 18 or older to use weight and cardio machines.

Children 14-16 may use weight and cardio equipment alone after completing a weight-room orientation program with a CCMRD staff member.


Do you need to know how to use the weight room equipment?

A Personal Trainer will give an overview of equipment and familiarize you with our weight room!

Stop by the Front Desk for more information.

Youth 14 to 16 must complete an orientation before they can use the equipment without a parent.
Fee: General Admission

Personal Training

Take your workout to the next level with a personalized workout created by our professional staff. Learn safe and effective techniques to get the result you want. Days and times are arranged between the student and the availability of the instructor.

$40 per hour - District
$15 per half hour - Buddy ea.
$25 per hour - Buddy ea
$52 per hour - Non District

Eva Panelo
Certified Personal Trainer American Council on Exercise.