Big Dry Creek Trail

Spend Weekends in Westminster

Whether you’re walking or biking, the Big Dry Creek Trail is the perfect way to enjoy the scenic views of Westminster. With one-third of the city preserved as “green space,” the 12-mile trail is used by hikers, cyclists, roller skaters, nature lovers, bird watchers, and even equestrians.
An easy way to pick up the trail is at the Walnut Creek segment, located only steps from Marriott Westminster.

  • The path follows a creek through the Church Ranch Corporate Center and passes under Church Ranch Boulevard
  • From there, you’ll notice a small pond and wetland area
  • A side trail runs along The Shops at Walnut Creek and Sensory Park
  • Sensory Park offers an accessible play area, picnic tables, a pavilion, and drinking fountain

The trail’s central access point is at City Park Recreation Center, located at 104th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. Here, the pathway takes you on a self-guided walking tour known as City Park Walk.

  • If you’re hiking from Marriott Westminster, the City Park Circle Trail takes you to the rec center (about 2 miles)
  • Of course, driving to the rec center is also an option—it’s only 5 minutes from our hotel and you’ll find parking located at the south end
  • The recreation center and City Park Walk is the perfect way to enjoy an array of outdoor activities

Top Activities in the Area

Big Dry Creek Trail is part of Westminster’s extensive trail system and City Park Walk is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful city.

About City Park Walk:

  • The terrain is ideal for all hikers, with just over 2 miles of pathway
  • The Grand Staircase, comprised of 9 sets of stairs, is 50 feet high and the slopes on either side are ideal for sledding
  • Near the soccer field is City Park Lake and a covered pavilion with picnic tables
  • Follow the gravel path to Promenade Terrace where you’ll find The Armed Forces Tribute Garden and a beautiful sculpture entitled “Grieving Friends”
  • Framed by a series of sculptures, a long pedestrian bridge leads from the garden to a sidewalk
  • Towards the end, you’ll find an 18-hole Frisbee golf course and skate park

To learn more about the trail system, The City of Westminster offers a detailed trail guide with advice on how to navigate the interconnected off-road trails.

Happy Adventuring!