Big Dry Creek Trail

photo: Big Dry Creek National Recreation Trail in Westminster, Colorado; photo by Hans Reichgelt Type: Fitness Trail
Length: 9.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Westminster, Colorado
States: Colorado
Counties: Adams, Jefferson
Latitude: 39.87665   Longitude: -105.1221

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Westminster began the preservation of the Big Dry Creek Open Space and Trail Corridor in 1989 with the acquisition of four acres. Since then, almost 700 acres have been acquired along this 9.5-mile corridor, which travels through the middle of the City. Acquisition of this corridor is for open space, trail, natural area, and view preservation. Abundant wildlife and native vegetation thrive along the trail corridor, bringing tranquility to this otherwise urban center. The Big Dry Creek Trail is a regional trail and ultimately this corridor will allow connections to be made to the South Platte River Corridor and to the communities of Broomfield, Thornton, and Northglenn to the east.

Additional Details

Width: 90 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 1%
Elevation Low Point: 5,182
Elevation High Point: 5,534
Year Designated: 2003

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: Mileage Chart
Website: City of Westminster trail info
Website: Trail information and map

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Rod Larsen
Trail Manager
City of Westminster, Colorado
4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster , CO 80031
(303) 430-2400



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