Connecting the Canal ~ A 71-Mile Walking Adventure!

Connecting the Canal
A 71-Mile Walking Adventure on the High Line Canal!

Summer 2018 Edition

Two Series!

At 71 miles long, the High Line Canal is one of the longest continuous urban trails in the country, twisting through the most populated area of Colorado while crossing a diverse mosaic of communities and nature. The Canal originates at Waterton Canyon in Douglas County and runs to Green Valley Ranch in Northeast Denver, falling within one mile of more than 350,000 residents. This summer, join us as we walk the entire trail from the North to the South in an effort to raise awareness of this wonderful community resource.

In partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, Walk2Connect Walking Movement Leaders will lead 2 complete series of 14 community walks (plus one built-in weather day) along the High Line Canal Trail. One series will be at 3 mph on Fridays at 7:30 am, and the other series will be our “Social” series on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 am from June to October. Each series also has a built-in Full Moon Walk! Walking through all five character zones, we’ll learn the Canal’s history and its importance to Denver over time.

Join us for all segments or just one! Ranging from 5-8 miles, these segments allow you to continuously walk close to 98% of the Canal this summer and fall. Pick when you can come. If you want to walk, chat, and connect, pick the Friday 3 MPH Series. If you want to walk to socialize, take pictures, chat, and connect, pick the Saturday/Sunday Social Series. You may “mix and match” segments.  All participants who complete all 14 segments by the last scheduled segments will receive a branded tag from the High Line Canal Conservancy signifying the completion of the entire Canal trail.

Explore the Canal this summer and fall!
RSVP by visiting each specific event page linked below.

This event is a gift to you. Each segment is limited to 30 people, and preference is given to
High Line Canal Heroes and Walk2Connect Champions, if space becomes an issue.
Come connect with yourself, make friends, and create a 71-mile adventure you won’t forget.

Register below or at Walk2Connect Events for all the segments you want to join. Signing up is required, as final logistics related to parking and gathering for each segment will be emailed the day before the walk or available by phone to all those who sign up. 

Suggested Resources

The Thunder Tree by Robert Michael Pyle

High Line Canal by Denver Water

The Best Urban Hikes: Denver by Chris Englert

Video about the High Line Canal

Video about the High Line Canal Conservancy

High Line Canal Vision Report

Two schedules for all 14 segments:

Friday, 3 MPH Series (See below for the
Saturday/Sunday, Social Series)

Segment 14 Friday, 6/8, 7:30 a.m. | The Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 13 Friday, 6/15 @ 7:30 a.m. | Colfax Connections and The Arsenal | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 12 Friday, 6/29 @ 7:30 a.m. | Crossing Colfax and DeLaney Farm | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 11 Friday, 7/13 @ 7:30 a.m. | DeLaney Farm and the Creeks of Aurora  | 6.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 10 Friday, 7/20 @ 7:30 a.m. | Cherry Creek to Expo Park | 5.8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 9 Friday, 7/27 @ 6:00 p.m. | Eisenhower Park to Cherry Creek  | 6.76 Miles | Details & Registration FULL MOON!

Segment 8 Friday, 8/3 @ 7:30 a.m. | Beautiful Cherry Hills | 8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 7 Friday, 8/10@ 7:30 a.m. | Greenwood Village | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 6 Friday, 8/17 @ 7:30 a.m. |  An Amble Through Littleton, Part 2 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Friday, 8/24  @ 7:30 a.m. | Summer Weather Makeup Day | Details & Registration

Segment 5 Friday, 9/7 @ 7:30 a.m. | An Amble Through Littleton, Part 1 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 4 Friday, 9/14 @ 7:30 a.m. | Fly’n B Highlands Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 3 Friday, 9/21 @ 7:30 a.m. | Down and Back Plum Creek | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 2 Friday, 9/28 @ 7:30 a.m. | Foothills | 6.6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 1 Friday, 10/5 @ 7:30 a.m. | The Beginning of the Canal at Waterton Canyon | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

 

Saturday/Sunday, Social Series

 

Segment 14 Sunday, 6/3, 7:30 a.m. | The Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 13 Saturday, 6/9 @ 7:30 a.m. | Colfax Connections and The Arsenal | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 12 Sunday, 6/17 @ 7:30 a.m. | Crossing Colfax and DeLaney Farm | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 11 Saturday, 7/1 @ 7:30 a.m. | DeLaney Farm and the Creeks of Aurora  | 6.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 10 Sunday, 7/15 @ 7:30 a.m. | Cherry Creek to Expo Park | 5.8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 9 Saturday, 7/21 @ 7:30 a.m. | Eisenhower Park to Cherry Creek  | 6.76 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 8 Saturday, 7/28 @ 4:00 p.m. | Beautiful Cherry Hills | 8 Miles | Details & Registration FULL MOON!

Segment 7 Sunday, 8/5 @ 7:30 a.m. | Greenwood Village | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 6 Saturday, 8/11 @ 7:30 a.m. |  An Amble Through Littleton, Part 2 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Saturday, 8/25  @ 7:30 a.m. | Summer Weather Makeup Day | Details & Registration

Segment 5 Sunday, 8/19 @ 7:30 a.m. | An Amble Through Littleton, Part 1 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 4 Saturday, 9/8 @ 7:30 a.m. | Fly’n B Highlands Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 3 Sunday, 9/16 @ 7:30 a.m. | Down and Back Plum Creek | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 2 Saturday, 9/22 @ 7:30 a.m. | Foothills | 6.6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 1 Sunday, 9/30 @ 7:30 a.m. | The Beginning of the Canal at Waterton Canyon | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

 

Use the following tags for sharing photos and stories from the trail!

#71miles
#canaltales
#lifeat3mph

Twitter: @COHighLineCanal
Instagram: @HighLineCanal
Facebook: @High Line Canal Conservancy

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High Line Canal Conservancy

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