Connecting the Canal ~ A 71-Mile Walking Adventure!

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

Summer 2019 Edition

Walk with Us!

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 1 complete series of 14 community walks (plus two built-in weather days) along the High Line Canal Trail. Walk with us on selected Fridays at 7:30a.m., from June to October, including one 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. By the time we get to the 8-miler, you’ll be ready! Pick when you can come. You can also “make up” up to two segments. All will be explained when you sign up.  All participants who complete all 14 segments by the last scheduled segment will receive a branded tag from the High Line Canal Conservancy signifying the completion of the entire Canal trail.

Explore the Canal this summer!
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 on the Wednesday before the Friday 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

Friday Walking Series

Segment 14 Friday, June 7, 7:30a.m. | The Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 13 Friday, June [email protected] 7:30a.m. | Tower Road Connections and The Arsenal | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 12 Friday, June 28 @ 7:30a.m. | Rural Aurora and Norfolk Glen | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 11 Friday, July 12 @ 7:30a.m. | DeLaney Farm and the Creeks of Aurora  | 6.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 10 Friday, July 19 @ 7:30a.m. | Expo Park to Cherry Creek  | 5.8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 9 Friday, July 26 @ 7:30a.m. | Cherry Creek to Eisenhower Park | 6.75 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 8 Friday August 2 @ 7:30a.m. | Beautiful Cherry Hills | 8 Miles | Details & Registration

Friday, August 9  @ 7:30a.m. | Summer Weather Makeup Day | Details & Registration

Segment 7 Friday, August 16 @ 7:30p.m. |FULL MOON!| Greenwood Village | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

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

Segment 5 Friday, September 13 @ 6:30p.m. |FULL MOON!| An Amble Through Littleton, Part 1 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 4 Friday, September 20 @ 7:30a.m. | Fly’n B Highlands Ranch | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 3 Friday, September 27 @ 7:30a.m. | Down and Back Plum Creek | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 2 Friday, October 4 @ 7:30a.m. | Foothills | 5.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Saturday, October 5  @ 7:30a.m. | Weather Makeup Day | Details & Registration

Segment 1 Friday, October 11 @ 7:30a.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!


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

Walk2Connect: @walk2connect
High Line Canal Conservancy

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