Westerly Creek Trail


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Westerly Creek Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: Arapahoe
Length: 4.1 miles
Trail end points: High Line Canal Trail at E. Alameda Ave. and E. Yale Ave. and S. Ursula St.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6566821

Westerly Creek Trail Description

The Westerly Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through the heart of Aurora. It traverses residential and commercial areas and runs through two major community open spaces, Expo Park and Utah Park, which both offer ball fields, tennis courts and playgrounds. At its northern end, it connects to the High Line Canal Trail, a 71-mile path crisscrossing Denver's major suburban areas.

Trail-goers should use caution on the trail's many busy street crossings.

Parking and Trail Access

Large parking lots can be found at Expo Park, on the trail's northern end, or Utah Park, mid-trail.

Westerly Creek Trail Reviews

Nice Trail Into Cherry Creek Reservoir

At Alameda the High Line Canal Trail veers to the west of Expo Park and becomes a soft trail. If you go through the park you are on the Westerly Creek Trail. There are paths around two ponds and you can ride different loops or go straight through the park. You will see a lot of geese and people playing frisbee golf. Near the south end of the park you can cross a bridge and rejoin the HCT or continue south on the WCT. The WCT will take you to Overland High School, Utah Park, The Grove, and some quiet neighborhoods. There are a few underpasses that aren't very well maintained but the traffic is light and I cross at street level. When you cross Mississippi you ride the sidewalk on Kenton for a block or two then back on the trail. At Yale you ride in a bike lane on Ursula then Cornell to the Parker Rd, I-225 junction. There are two main ways to cross and get into Cherry Creek Reservoir. If you are not familiar, the bicycling view on Google Maps shows it. Use the crossing signals.

Wrong Turn and Ended Up On This One

Sort of a nice ride through green space and parks. Only went a few miles from the north end (Expo Park) to Utah Park. Started on High Line Canal Trail but poorly marked trail and this seemed like the trail to follow. Okay trail if in the locale but not one to go out the way for.

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