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Subject: Dirt/Trail Running in Westminster area?
My girlfriend and I just recently moved from Washington to Colorado, more specifically Federal Heights. First off, I gotta hand it to you guys, this state is beautiful.

We are currently training for our first marathon and I was wondering if there are any dirt/gravel trails we could do our long runs on that are nearby? We have already been hiking in the Boulder area, which was just incredible, but it seems like where we are is just roads and sidewalk that go on for ages in straight lines...


2014-08-17 10:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Dirt/Trail Running in Westminster area?

There's a huge 400+ acre dog park near Standley Lake off Wadsworth and 104th.  It's got lots of dirt trails where you can go running.  Because it's so big, once you get past the first crush of people and dogs near the entrance, there's lots of room to run.  Jefferson County Open Space has tons of trails in the Golden/Morrison area.  Here's a link to their website:  http://jeffco.us/parks/parks-and-trails/.  Boulder County has a similar range.  Here's their website.  http://www.bouldercounty.org/os/parks/Pages/default.aspx

That should at least give you a few places to explore while you get your bearings.

2014-08-18 12:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Dirt/Trail Running in Westminster area?
I believe the Big Dry Creek Trail is a mix of sidewalk type pavement and crushed stone paths depending upon where you are.

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/TrailSystem/BigDryCreekTra...
2014-08-18 8:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Dirt/Trail Running in Westminster area?
Originally posted by peto_primo

I believe the Big Dry Creek Trail is a mix of sidewalk type pavement and crushed stone paths depending upon where you are.

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/TrailSystem/BigDryCreekTra...



Originally posted by laffinrock

There's a huge 400+ acre dog park near Standley Lake off Wadsworth and 104th.  It's got lots of dirt trails where you can go running.  Because it's so big, once you get past the first crush of people and dogs near the entrance, there's lots of room to run.  Jefferson County Open Space has tons of trails in the Golden/Morrison area.  Here's a link to their website:  http://jeffco.us/parks/parks-and-trails/.  Boulder County has a similar range.  Here's their website.  http://www.bouldercounty.org/os/parks/Pages/default.aspx

That should at least give you a few places to explore while you get your bearings.




This is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much guys! We'll be out there this weekend for our long run
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