Connecting the Canal ~ A 71 Mile Walking Adventure!

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Connecting the Canal
A 71-Mile Walking Adventure on the High Line Canal! Summer 2017 Edition

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 winter, the High Line Canal takes front and center in a huge effort to raise awareness of this wonderful community resource.

In partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy, Walk2Connect Walking Movement Leaders will lead 14 community walks (plus two built-in weather days) along the High Line Canal from June to November on Sundays, Saturdays and Tuesdays, all starting at 7:30 am on the weekends and 6 pm on Tuesday over this time period.

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 winter. We’ll walk at a pleasant 2-­3 mph, creating wonderful connection and conversation. All participants who complete segments will receive a water bottle and any walker who completes 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.

You can also register on our Mile High Ramblers Meetup  or at Walk2Connect Events(but only ONE place, PLEASE!) 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 or available by phone to all those who sign up. You only need to register one place, either here at Walk2Connect or at Meetup. Each segment is limited to 25 walkers!

Suggested Readings

The Thunder Tree by Robert Michael Pyle

High Line Canal by Denver Water

 

Schedule for all 14 segments:

Segment 1 Sunday, 6/4, 7:30 a.m. | The Beginning of the Canal at Waterton Canyon | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 2 Saturday, 6/24 @ 7:30 a.m. | Foothills | 6.6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 3 Tuesday, 7/11 @ 6:00 p.m. | Down and Back Plum Creek | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 4 Sunday, 7/16 @ 7:30 a.m. | Fly’n B Highlands Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 5 Saturday, 7/29 @ 7:30 a.m. | An Amble Through Littleton, Part 1 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 6 Tuesday, 8/8 @ 6:00 p.m. | An Amble Through Littleton, Part 2 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 7 Sunday, 8/20 @ 7:30 a.m. | Greenwood Village | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 8 Saturday, 8/26 @ 7:30 a.m. | Beautiful Cherry Hills | 8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 9 Tuesday, 9/5 @ 6:00 p.m. |  Eisenhower Park to Cherry Creek  | 6.76 Miles | Details & Registration

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

Segment 10 Sunday, 9/17 @ 7:30 a.m. | Cherry Creek to Expo Park | 5.8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 11 Saturday, 9/23 @ 7:30 a .m. | DeLaney Farm and the Creeks of Aurora  | 6.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 12 Sunday, 10/1 @ 7:30 a.m. | Crossing Colfax and DeLaney Farm | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 13 Sunday, 10/7 @ 7:30 a.m. | Colfax Connections and The Arsenal | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 14 Saturday, 11/12 @ 9:00 a.m. | The Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch | 5 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

Walk2Connect: @walk2connect
High Line Canal Conservancy

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