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Connecting the Canal – Segment 3, Down and Back Plum Creek

December 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am


TYPE: W&T | PACE: Conversational (2-3 mph) |TERRAIN: Lots of sidewalk, small hills, dirt/pebble trail | DIFFICULTY: Moderate| DISTANCE: Approx. 4 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 3 of 14, Miles 6-8-6 | Down n Back Plum Creek : On this segment, we’ll pick the trail up at mile 6.6 and do a down and back to mile 8, for a total of about 4 miles. There is no parking near mile 10, where the trail disconnects from its mile 11. We’ll learn why this area has inaccessibility around Plum Creek, but we’ll also enjoy beautiful vistas of the mountains and the riparian landscape. We continue walking through the Rolling Hills Zone.

Walking Movement Leaders: Chris Englert is a long time Walking Movement Leader with Walk2Connect and founder of our partner organization, Eat, Walk, Learn. She says “I love using walking as a platform to connect and look forward to walking with you. Please come. If there are barriers, we’ll overcome them together!”

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.

Meeting Location, Parking, and Planning: Park at 11490 Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO. This parking area is the start and end of the walk for this segment. Please be parked and ready to walk at 8:45 am. We will leave no later than 9:05 am.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in the past year.

Bring: At least 2 bottles of water, dinner, appropriate clothing for the weather, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.

Questions: Please contact Chris at 303 507 7280.

Final Details Email: 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 on the Friday before the walk, call Chris immediately. 303 507 7280.

Suggested Readings: The Thunder Tree by Pyle, High Line Canal by Denver Water, and www.UrbanHikingDEN.

Trip Notes:

-All walkers who complete at least one segment of the Connecting the Canal Event will receive a water bottle from High Line Conservancy. For the walkers who complete all 14 segments of the Connecting the Canal event series according to the official schedule will receive a 71 mile token from the High Line Canal Conservancy.

-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.

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.

RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below.  You can also sign up through our Mile High Ramblers Meetup page, but PLEASE, only sign up in one place.

To sign up for additional segments, visit our main page here. 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

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December 12, 2017
9:00 am
Event Category:


Chris Englert
chris (at)


Trail Head Parking Lot
11490 Roxborough Park Rd
Littleton, CO United States
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303 507 7280

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