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Connecting the Canal – Friday Segment 8, Beautiful Cherry Hills (W&T)

January 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am


SEGMENT 8 Beautiful Cherry Hills

TYPE: W&T | PACE: 3 mph |TERRAIN: Lots of sidewalk, small hills, dirt/pebble trail | DIFFICULTY: Moderate| DISTANCE: Approx. 8 miles

Walk Description: In partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, we will walk the entire High Line Canal, one segment at a time, covering most of the 71-mile trail. Check out our overview page here for more information on all of our walking events.

Segment 8 of 14 Miles 29-37. On this segment, we’ll have some of the prettiest viewscapes on the entire trail. The Canal snakes around two preserved areas, the Cat Anderson Quincy’s Historic Farm and the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, as it makes its way through Cherry Hills. We’ll learn about the biological and historical impact of the trail on this area (Don’t cut down the cottonwoods!) while ambling about the beautiful vistas and how Mamie Eisenhower’s retirement plans were thwarted. These 8 miles will go by quickly! This is our longest segment on the Canal.

Walk Leader: Chris Englert is a long-time Walking Movement Leader, Member-Owner of Walk2Connect, and author of Best Urban Hikes: Denver and Walking Denver’s Neighborhoods. Follow her at, and at @urbanhikingDEN on social media. You can reach her at 303 507 7280 or [email protected]

Meeting Location: Park 4010 E. Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village CO in the parking on north side of E Orchard Rd. We will meet at the end of the segment, park, and then carpool to the beginning of the segment. Please be parked and ready to walk at 7:20 am. We will leave no later than 7:35 to the starting destination.

Carpool to Here: Park 9200 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80231. We will walk the segment together. At the end of the walk, we will carpool back to the beginning of the segment to return people to their cars.

Teamwork: In order for us to have a great time, enjoy the segment, and get everyone to the beginning and ends, we must work as a team. Patience, guidance and erring on the side of positivity are crucial for a successful and joyful segment.

Restrooms: There are restrooms at both ends of the walk.

Driving Liability: If you are not comfortable carpooling, please make other arrangements to meet us at the start of the walk and for you to depart the walk. Alternatively, you can take a Lyft. If you use this link and you’re a new Lyft user, you get a credit toward your first ride. If you have questions about how parking/carpooling/transit will work, please contact your walking movement leader. If you choose to drive, please remember that you must have liability insurance and you assume all risks as a driver or passenger. If asked, please be prepared to show your proof of insurance.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy. You only need to do this once a year with Walk2Connect.

Priority Registration: The walk is limited to 30 people. Priority will be given to High Line Canal Heroes and Walk2Connect Champions. If this walk is full, you may consider joining our Gentle High Line Canal Series which walks at 2 mph on Saturdays/Sundays.

Final Details: You will receive final details about this segment on the day before we walk. Refer to this final details email for concluding comments about weather, parking, and conditions. If you do not receive this email by 5 pm the day before the walk, contact your walking movement leader immediately.

RSVP: You must sign up to walk. Please use the RSVP feature below. Visit our main page here to sign-for additional segments. Your RSVP is important and will guide our communication about changes, parking, and other details. If you are walking with someone else, please have that person also sign up so that we have their email address and can track effectively.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome on 6-foot leashes. No retractable leashes. Please be sure to bring baggies and water for your dog and consider the carpooling scenarios if you bring your dog with you.

Tokens: For the walkers who complete all 14 segments of the Connecting the Canal event series according to the official schedule will receive a a High Line Canal token. You can “make up” your segments by joining the 3 mph Series or the Gentle Series or with one of our volunteer Walking Movement Leaders.

What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hats, and gloves to accommodate for the weather.

Weather: We will walk in all weather conditions except ice and lightening. You will be notified by 8 pm the night before if the walk is cancelled. No news is good news.

Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening.

Suggested Readings: The Thunder Tree by Pyle, High Line Canal by Denver Water, and Chris’ blog about the High Line Canal adventures.

This program is in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy. For more information about the entire trail, see


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January 1, 2018
9:00 am
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Chris Englert
chris (at)


4010 E. Orchard Rd
4010 E. Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO United States
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Who's Attending

31 people are attending Connecting the Canal – Friday Segment 8, Beautiful Cherry Hills (W&T)

  • Liz Calvert
  • Richard J. Schneider
  • Joyce and Mike Bundgaard
  • Theresa H Kosanda
  • Rebecca Mason
  • Andrew Benedik
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  • Kay Pareso
  • Dessa Bokides
  • Audrey Dakan
  • Margaret V. Prentice
  • Gary Julsgard
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  • Laurie Kagan
  • Lisa Alonge
  • Rebecca Stark
  • Jerry Bakke
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  • Larry O'Donnell
  • Kermit Cain
  • Carole Mason
  • Earl Beam
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Get Involved!
1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here
2. Keep checking our main event calendar here
3. Follow us on Facebook here
4. Become a [email protected] Champion here
5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here

Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH