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Big Dry Creek Trail

Location Westminster, Colorado
State(s) Colorado
Counties Adams, Jefferson
Type Fitness Trail
Length 9.50 Miles / 15.29 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




photo: Big Dry Creek National Recreation Trail in Westminster, Colorado; photo by Hans Reichgelt
Big Dry Creek National Recreation Trail in Westminster, Colorado; photo by Hans Reichgelt

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.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 90 inches.

Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted

Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 1%

Elevation Low Point: 5182

Elevation High Point: 5534

Year Designated: 2003

Date Last Updated: 01/09/2017


Contact Information

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


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Mileage Chart Document View/Download
City of Westminster trail info Website View/Download
Trail information and map Website View/Download



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