Little Dry Creek Trail
The Little Dry Creek Trail provides Westminster's connection to the Denver regional trail system. Just south of Westminster, the trail ends at the Clear Creek Trail, which in turn connects with the South Platte River Trail. The trail also extends several miles northwest through Arvada to near Standley Lake Regional Park. The entire 2.4 mile (3.8 km) length of the trail through Westminster is devoid of any at-grade street crossings - instead the trail has 10 pedestrian underpasses between Sheridan Boulevard and Federal Boulevard.
Charts showing the distance between major landmarks on the trail are available for download in either miles or kilometers.
Park at Thompson Elementary School on the Arvada/Westminster border at Harlan Street and 78th Place. Go east through a field filled with native grasses along the concrete stream channel. Cross under Sheridan Boulevard and a trail on the right leads up to 76th Avenue and the Wolff Run Trail. Continue under 76th Avenue and 75th Avenue to a pretty open space area next to the San Marino retirement community. A sidewalk on the left leads up to Kennedy Park before entering a concrete-lined segment of the trail.
After crossing under 72nd Avenue, the trail emerges into the more natural environment of England Park, with its playground. Gone is the concrete channel, replaced by a boulder-lined streambed. The Fire Department training tower located on the right is on the former site of Westminster's rodeo grounds. The trail winds through open space before crossing under Lowell Boulevard and then Federal Boulevard and into unincorporated Adams County.