Open spaces and trails are some of the most valued assets in Westminster. Since 1985, when voters first approved a sales tax specifically earmarked to acquire and maintain open space, the city has preserved approximately 3,050 acres in all parts of Westminster. That's four square miles of natural open space, which is approximately 14.2 percent of the city's land area. If public and private parks and golf courses are included in the total, about one-third of the city is preserved as "green space," which distinguishes Westminster from other metro Denver communities.
The interconnected trail system winding through the city's open space is a special point of pride. Westminster features 74 miles of off-road trails and 9 miles of on-street trails, making it a leader in offering easy access to some of the richest recreational opportunities in the Denver metro area. The trail system features more than 40 pedestrian/bike underpasses, allowing trail users to safely pass under busy streets and enhancing the overall experience.
The Big Dry Creek Trail is the crown jewel of Westminster's off-road trail system. The trail meanders nearly 12 miles from Standley Lake Regional Park to Interstate 25, crossing under most streets through underpasses. The trail is located on more than 800 acres of Westminster open space and 200 acres of park land along the creek, a land area greater than New York's 843-acre Central Park! The Big Dry Creek Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail since 2003.
A complete list of all the trails and the major trail corridors, including summaries of terrain, points of interest and connections to other trails, is on the left. You will also find mileage charts for the four major trail corridors that run through the city.
Westminster Trail Guide
Trail Map Guide Side 1
Trail Map Guide Side 2
Complete Trail Map
Regional bike trails
An interactive U.S. 36 Regional Bicycle Map is available here.
Trails Master Plan
The City of Westminster Trails Master Plan is a working document designed to show existing and future development of trails, trail heads and other elements of the citywide trail system.
2014 Trails Master Plan