Little Dry Creek Trail

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The Little Dry Creek Trail provides a paved, relatively flat pathway for bikers, walkers, and skaters through areas of Westminster and northern Arvada. The tree-lined route follows its namesake, Little Dry Creek, notable for being the site of the first significant gold discovery in Colorado in 1858. Spanning 10 miles, the trail winds through busy neighborhoods as well as open spaces with some on-street portions. The best views can be found along its northwestern stretch, which passes through several parks, including Little Dry Creek Park, Woodrun Park, Lakecrest Park, and Michael Northry Park. For further exploring, an easy connection to Big Dry Creek Trail can be made at its northern end and Clear Creek Trail at its southern tip.

Parking and Trail Access

One of the easiest places to park is Wolff Run Park, found midway along the trail, on 76th Avenue at Sheridan Boulevard, 1 mile west of the 287 (Federal Boulevard) exit of US 36. Parking can also be found at Thompson Elementary School on the Arvada/Westminster border at Harlan Street and 78th Place.


Meadow Glen Park to Lakecrest Park

   May, 2014 by lauraleelong

I've been exploring different parts of this trail on roller skates while pushing my baby stroller. I did this loop today and really enjoyed it. The hills were gentle and no blind corners, 2 very important things! Though I wouldn't recommend taking the more

Sections under construction

   April, 2014 by mkinshella

Currently there are a few sections of this trail under construction probably due to the September 2013 flooding. 4/19/14 read more

Little Dry Creek

   January, 2011 by ajw

Great family outing trail. Gradual uphill as you go west. Scenic and enjoyable. Lots of variety of scenery. read more