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.