Westminster, Colorado | Prior to the 1850’s, the area that was to become Westminster, Colorado was inhabited by small herds of buffalo and antelope and was dotted with small marshy ponds. There is strong evidence that the Arapaho Indians maintained a semi-permanent encampment in the vicinity of Gregory Hill. One of the outstanding amenities provided to the citizens of Westminster is the city’s trail system. More than 90 miles of off-road trails have been developed. The Big Dry Creek Trail, recognized as a National Recreation Trail, is one of the jewels of the open space system, extending nearly 12 miles from the eastern boundary of the city to Standley Lake. Other trails, available for jogging, biking, wildlife viewing and enjoying the outdoors, have been constructed along the Farmers’ High Line Canal, Walnut Creek, and Little Dry Creek.

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Colorado features the Rocky mountains, pine trees, and one of the state's nicknames; "Colorful Colorado." Colorado became the 38th state in 1876.

Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016.