Clear Creek was founded in the 1870s as a logging camp that supplied lumber to the nearby mining town of Winter Quarters. About twenty years after Clear Creek was founded, coal was discovered beneath the town. Soon after, a mine was developed. In 1898, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad built a spur line from Scofield to the mine at Clear Creek. Two years later, the Utah Fuel Company built 25 homes, a hotel, a store, a hospital, a schoolhouse, a workshop, and a water plant in the town. From 1910-1920, 2,000 tons of coal was being mined per day, and Clear Creek had about 600 residents. In 1930, the need for coal began to decrease. By 1955, the mine cut production and the town's population had decreased to 150. As of 1986, four families lived in Clear Creek year-round.
According to the 2010 Census, there were four people residing at this location. It is currently also used as a recreation and camp area for various schools and programs, with cabins, a restroom and shower area, and a recreation and eating area.
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