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 more than 2,700 acres in all parts of Westminster. That's four square miles of natural open space, which is approximately 12 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.
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 right. You will also find mileage charts for the four major trail corridors that run through the city.
Westminster Trail Guide
The City of Westminster has created a map (updated in 2009) showing the 74 miles of off-road trails and 9 miles of on-street trails that run through the city. Limited copies of the map are still available at city recreation facilities, libraries and community centers, as well as at the Parks, Recreation and Libraries offices on the lower level of Westminster City Hall.
The trail map is also available for download as a PDF. Side 1 contains the trail map itself, while Side 2 has descriptions of the major trail corridors: Big Dry Creek, Farmers' High Line Canal, Walnut Creek and Little Dry Creek.
Trail Map Side 1
Trail Map Side 2
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. This version was created in 2001 and is a planning guide for improvements from 2002 through 2007. The master plan is a working document, and not a definitive roadmap for where specific trails will be located.
Trails Master Plan