Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Westminster areaHIDE MAP
Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Westminster, Colorado
Westminster is located in the northwest portion of the Denver Metro area. The city has a vast system of recreational trails for bike riding, walking and running. Some of the recreational trails continue for miles, others are located within local parks and open spaces. There are also trails in Westminster that follow alongside major roadways or wander through residential neighborhoods.
Big Dry Creek Trail
The Big Dry Creek Trail is a 12-mile log paved path that extends from Standley Lake to Interstate 25 to the south of 136th Avenue in Westminster. On the east end, the trail connects to Lee Lateral Ditch Trail which travels for another 4.4 miles. The Big Dry Creek Trail follows the natural area alongside the Big Dry Creek as it wanders through the residential and commercial areas throughout Westminster.
The trail goes past local parks, including Westminster City Park, and other designated open space areas along the route. It also crosses several other recreational trails in the area.
U.S. 36 Bikeway
The U.S. 36 Bikeway is a 15-mile long paved pathway that follows alongside the Boulder Turnpike, U.S. 36, from the south end of Boulder to Westminster. The trail connects to other local trails along the way as well as allowing connections to many other major roadways. The route goes past Superior, the Flatiron Crossing shopping complex and the Interlocken office complex.
The bikeway provides a safer route for people commuting by bike and has underpasses or overpasses along the way for crossing the Boulder Turnpike. There are nice views of the Flat Irons and there are also other local parks along the way.
Farmers' High Line Canal Trail
The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail is a 10-mile long paved and unpaved pathway that spans from Standley Lake to EB Raines Park in Northglen. The trail follows the irrigation canal as it meanders through residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. On the west end of the trail there are a number of street crossings along the trail and it goes through some congested areas of Westminster. East of Pierce Street the trail goes through wide stretches of open space with fewer street crossings. Portions of the trail are paved and other portions are not. The trail is not suitable for all varieties of bicycles.
The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail passes a number of local parks, including Westminster City Park. Numerous other recreational trails can be accessed from the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail, including the Big Dry Creek Trail and the U.S. 36 Bikeway. The east end of the trail connects to Lee Lateral Ditch Trail in Thornton.
Little Dry Creek Trail
The Little Dry Creek Trail cuts through the southern part of Westminster. The trail starts near Standley Lake in Arvada and ends at W. 64th Avenue where it intersects the Clear Creek Trail that then will allow a connection to the South Platte River Trail that heads into Downtown Denver. The Little Dry Creek Trail has a number of street crossings and meanders through residential neighborhoods and past commercial areas.
Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Westminster, Colorado.