Lowell Boulevard Trail
The Lowell Trail will eventually extend from the Clear Creek Trail located at about 60th Avenue in unincorporated Adams County north to 104th Avenue in Westminster. The trail will consist of an 8-foot wide detached sidewalk within Lowell Boulevard and will provide a direct north-south trail and connection between south and east central Westminster.
South of Westminster, in unincorporated Adams County, the trail exists along the west side of Lowell Boulevard between 68th Avenue and Jim Baker Reservoir (61st Avenue). The trail between 61st Avenue and the Clear Creek Trail will be built in 2016/2017 by Adams County as a part of improvements to Lowell Boulevard. This trail segment passes by Hidden Lake and Hidden Lake Park, Jim Baker Reservoir and the new Clear Creek Park developed by Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District.
Starting from 68th Avenue and going north within Westminster, the trail passes by the brand new Little Dry Creek Trail and Park, as well as the south Westminster dog park. The Little Dry Creek Trail, Clear Creek Trail and Lowell Trail can be used in combination for a scenic South Westminster trail loop. The Little Dry Creek Trail leads to the Clear Creek Trail, which can be followed east to the South Platte River Trail and then south to Denver.
Between the Little Dry Creek Trail and U.S. 36, the trail is located on the east side of Lowell Boulevard and passes through Westminster’s oldest residential area. Several historic buildings, including the DeSpain (formerly Harris Park) School at 72nd Avenue can be observed here as well as several public art pieces, including "Lotus Dragon" in Torri Square Park at 76th Avenue and "Mariposa, Surgido" at 78th Avenue and "Summer Series," east of DeSpain School. Take a side trip west on 73rd Avenue to Bradburn to observe several more public art pieces, including the “Sculpture on 73rd Avenue” rotating sculpture show.
North of U.S. 36, there are plans to eventually widen existing sidewalks and construct sidewalks where they do not exist to create a continuous bike and pedestrian trail. There is an existing, mostly 6-foot wide, detached sidewalk along the east side of Lowell Boulevard between 96th Avenue and 104th Avenue, which provides a pleasant trail experience, including passing by scenic Squires Park.
In the future, there will also be a dedicated bike lane within Lowell Boulevard between 82nd Avenue and 104th Avenue. Currently, the bike lanes exist north of 92nd Avenue.