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TYPE: W&T | PACE: 2-3 mph |TERRAIN: Lots of sidewalk, small hills, dirt/pebble trail | DIFFICULTY: Moderate| DISTANCE: Approx. 5 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 14 of 14, Miles 66-71 | The Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch: Within eyesight of Denver International Airport, the High Line Canal comes to its end. When it was built, this high prairie area allowed the Canal to come to a natural conclusion to its long journey. Now, new development sprouts up allowing folks to live close to the airport, something the High Line planners never even imagined! Join us and celebrate on the last segment of our 71-mile walk to the Northern Terminus.
On this segment, we’ll meander through Green Valley Ranch and portions of its golf course, ending in one of the Ranch’s neighborhoods. You’ll get a feel for how the agriculture that the Canal once watered has morphed into homes, and you’ll really own the Canal has impacted so many facets of Denver. Finally, we will each the end of the Canal, possibly seeing head gate #165
Walk Leader: Chris Englert is a long time Walking Movement Leader and Member Own of Walk2Connect. Follow her at www.eatwalklearn.com, and at @eatwalklearn and @urbanhikingDEN on social media. Robbin Mitchell has walked the High Line Canal twice, became a Walking Movement Leader, and leads walks all over Aurora. Carol Smith, after walking the High Line Canal last summer, became a Walking Movement Leader recently. All leaders are well versed in the Canal and are ready to lead the way.
Meeting Location, Parking, and Planning: Park 19692 E 63rd Dr, Aurora which is near at 64th and Fundy. This parking area is the end of the walk for this segment.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 7:15 am. We will leave no later than 7:35 to the starting destination. 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. 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 Chris.
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, call Chris immediately. 303 507 7280.
-This particular segment is much different than the other 13 segments, as the Trail and the Canal do not meander hand-in-hand. We’ll only see the Canal off in the distance–but attending this segment is very important to understanding the Canal’s story, and even though it’s a lot of sidewalk walking through a neighborhood, it’s a don’t-miss segment. In addition, it is the last segment, and who would want to miss that after walking 66 miles already?
-All walkers who complete at least one segment of the Connecting the Canal Event will receive a water bottle from High Line Conservancy to be distributed at a later date. 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 t-shirt
–There are no restrooms on this particular segment, nor are there places to purchase refreshments. You should have at least 2 liters of water with you.
-There is little to no shade on this segment of the walk, nor are there facilities. We will take breaks along the way as we find shade or welcoming spots.
-Although the trip leader will bring snacks, please be sure you are packing what you need to be comfortable, quenched, and fed.
-Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hats, and gloves to accommodate for the weather.
-We will walk in all weather conditions except ice. You will be notified by 8 pm the night before if the walk is cancelled. No news is good news.
-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. We will take breaks along the way as we find shade or welcoming spots and enjoy some snacks.
-Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions.
Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy.
RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below, our Mile High Ramblers Meetup Page, but only sign up once. Please visit our main page here and sign-up for any and all segments you would like to walk. Your RSVP is important and will guide our communication about changes, parking, and other details.
This program is in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy. For more information about the entire trail, see www.highlinecanal.org.
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Types of Walking Trips:
Same Time, Same Place [STSP]: Free weekly or monthly community-based walks.
Walk & Talk [W&T]: Free walks with themes or topics.
Program [PRGM]: Outcome-directed walks that may include: hosted stops, program partners. Fee-based.
Special Events [EVENT]: Private walking events.
Long Distance [LD]: Half day, Full day, or Multi-day walking experiences. Fee-based.
Walking Movement Leaders [WML]: Walking Movement Leader Training and events.
Champion and Partner Events [3MPH]