Big Dry Creek Trail

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

Length: 9.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Fitness Trail
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Skateboarding
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Westminster, Colorado
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Adams, Jefferson
Longitude: -105.1221
Latitude: 39.87665

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Description

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%
Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 5,182
Elevation High Point: 5,534
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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
rlarsen@ci.westminster.co.us
http://www.ci.westminster.co.us

 

Photos

 Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 

 Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 Photo by Mike Smith.

Photo by Mike Smith.

 

Harley the Fish. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Harley the Fish. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Pouncing Puppy. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Pouncing Puppy. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 

Get your Ducks in a Row. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Get your Ducks in a Row. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Volunteer clean up. Photo by Emma Liu.

Volunteer clean up. Photo by Emma Liu.

 

Three Seasons - Summer, Fall and Winter battle for control along the Front Range of the Rockies. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Three Seasons - Summer, Fall and Winter battle for control along the Front Range of the Rockies. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Million Dollar View. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Million Dollar View. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 

"Bike Congestion" Colorado Bike to Work Day. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

"FLY BY" Two Swainson's Hawks hunt and play together in the open space. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 

The muddy trail froze into perfect casts of their tracks, leaving a small story behind, open for the mind's interpretation. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

The muddy trail froze into perfect casts of their tracks, leaving a small story behind, open for the mind's interpretation. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

"Over the Creek" Artist Andrew Davis hangs over the water to paint his mural. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

 

Artist Andrew Davis' beautification work along Big Dry Creek Trail. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

Artist Andrew Davis' beautification work along Big Dry Creek Trail. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

"Redtail Sunset" Artist Andrew Davis' beautification work along Big Dry Creek Trail. Photo by Hans T. Reichgelt.

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