Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)


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Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton) Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: Arapahoe
Length: 5.4 miles
Trail end points: Mary Carter Greenway near W. Union Ave. (Littleton) and S. Colorado Blvd. and E. Links Pkwy. (Centennial)
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7861228

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton) Description

Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area.

Although the trail is in an urban setting—running through Littleton and Centennial—it doesn't feel that way as it winds through forest and a riparian corridor. The 10-foot-wide path is concrete for its entire length on a continuous, very shallow slope.

Along the way, it passes through two parks—Progress Park and Belleview Park—which provide drinking fountains, restrooms, and parking. On its western side, the trail ends with a 250-foot-long pedestrian bridge over the South Platte River, where the river meets the Big Dry Creek.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available along the trail in Progress Park (5100 S. Hickory Street) and Belleview Park (5001 S. Inca Street). On its eastern end, where the trail joins the High Line Canal Trail, there is on-street parking in the cul-de-sac at Sunset Court and other streets.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton) Reviews

Nice trail, Well Maintained

Sweet trail - super colorful in the fall. Not as many walkers, runners but definitely a lot of bikes. Cyclists are respectful and usually announce. Paved walk. No directional signage at trailhead after parking off Union. That could have been a lot more clear.

Great Trail

We Parked near South Suburban golf course on the east end of the trail and headed west. Majority of trail was packed dirt with intermittent concrete sections. The trail follows Big Dry Creek the whole way. Wonderful, quiet trail. Only have to cross the road once at Colorado Blvd near South Suburban golf course. The trail goes under the road at Dry Creek Rd, Arapahoe Rd and University Blvd. You pass through a very nice park, Cherry Knolls Park complete with open bathrooms in the winter. We ended at DeKoevend Park near the Goodson Rec Center on the east side of University Blvd. This trail connects to the Highline Vanal Teail here. Loved the trail. Felt like we were in a rural area.


I heard about this trail from my brother and it is a great trail for people who enjoy walking, jogging and birding. Love the scenery, nature, and wildlife.

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