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! Winter 2016-7 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 one built-in weather day) along the High Line Canal from November to March on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, all starting at 9 am 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 winter!
RSVP by visiting each specific event page linked below.

You can also register on our Mile High Ramblers Meetup 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

Guide to the High Line Canal by Denver Water

 

Schedule for all 14 segments:

Segment 1 Saturday, 11/12 @ 9:00 a.m. | The Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 2 Sunday, 11/20 @ 9:00 a.m. | Colfax Connections and The Arsenal | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 3 Tuesday, 12/6 @ 9:00 a.m. | Crossing Colfax and DeLaney Farm | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 4 Saturday, 12/10 @ 9:00 .m. | DeLaney Farm and the Creeks of Aurora  | 6.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 5 Sunday, 12/18 @ 9:00 a.m. | Expo Park to South Cherry Creek | 5.8 Miles | Details & Registration (Rescheduled for 3/4/17)

Segment 6 Tuesday, 1/10 @ 9:00 a.m. | Cherry Creek to Eisenhower Park | 6.76 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 7 Saturday, 1/14 @ 9:00 a.m. | Beautiful Cherry Hills | 8 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 8 Sunday, 1/22 @ 9:00 a.m. | Greenwood Village | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 9 Tuesday, 1/31 @ 9:00 a.m. | An Amble Through Littleton, Part 1 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 10 Saturday, 2/11 @ 9:00 a.m. | An Amble Through Littleton, Part 2 | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 11 Sunday, 2/19 @ 9:00 a.m. | Fly’n By Highlands Ranch | 5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 12 Friday, 2/28 @ 9:00 a.m. | Down and Back Plum Creek | 4 Miles | Details & Registration

Extra Segment Saturday, 3/4  @ 9:00 a.m. | Winter Weather Makeup Day | Details & Registration (Now, Segment 5)

Segment 13 Sunday, 3/12 @ 9:00 a.m. | The Almost End of the Trail | 6 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 14 Saturday, 3/18 @ 9:00 a.m. | Waterton Canyon The Southern Terminus | 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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