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Update–Little Dry Creek Open (Sort Of)

Well, finally. Another of the 5 or 6 people who follow this blog wrote last week to say that Little Dry Creek at Federal Blvd has been reopened after months and months of work on RTD’s G-Line, itself an exercise in delays and patience. The G-Line will run between Union Station and Arvada and Wheat Ridge but has been delayed by sticky software that makes the crossing gates unpredictable. At least the trail is now completely open and it’s possible to ride to Boulder on the US 36 Bikeway without a lot of machinations.

What’s missing are the all important signs to tell you when to leave the Little Dry Creek drainage to connect to the US 36 Bikeway. I rode up there to check it out this past weekend and found many signs pointing to religion and possibly salvation, but none that said “Boulder, this way.”

File Oct 09, 7 42 55 PM

Here’s the way it works (from Denver): Look for England Park and exit the trail there, onto Raleigh St. You’ll know you’re in the right general vicinity when you pass the dog park and see a baseball field, both on your left. Exit left onto Raleigh and ride to 72nd Ave. Go right, then immediately left to Bradburn and you’re home free. From a map perspective it looks thus:

Boulder Route

You’ll know you’re in the right spot when you see the sign for the various churches. Enjoy the ride and thanks to Ken for the pictures and the information.

Work began in 2019 between Federal and Pecos on Little Dry Creek Trail. It was closed in September with no signage to say when it would re-open. Updates from readers always welcome.

October 9, 2017 - Posted by | Denver Metro, Uncategorized, Updates, Us 36 Bikeway | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Thanks! This is just what I was looking for. Wish the map image were a bit bigger but I can figure it out!

    Comment by Mark Hughes | May 29, 2018 | Reply

  2. I tried to ride this route from Lowell east on this trail. While the gates were open there is actually no intact path from Federal Avenue to Clear Creek bike path. The road has been dug up for construction of a sewer line. Impossible to pedal thru through then mud and dirt.

    Comment by Tony l Alvizu | August 9, 2019 | Reply

    • I was there in September and found the same mess–I basically bulled my way through (it was a weekend so no active construction) but have not been back since. It was a muddy mess–

      Comment by Jay Kenney | December 26, 2019 | Reply


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