• Mountain Meander - Elk Meadow

    Buchanan Park Recreation Center

    TYPE: W&T | PACE: Exploratory/Conversational TERRAIN: Dirt/Gravel trail. | DISTANCE: Approx. 3.5 mi | 400 feet elevation gain Walk Description: This meander will take us through the rolling Noble and Elk meadows. Directions: We will depart from the southwest parking area at Buchanan Park Rec Center in Evergreen: 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, 80439. Take I 70 West and exit at Evergreen Parkway. Follow Evergreen Parkway about 3 miles and turn left onto Ellingwood Trail. Take the first right and then the next right to get to the southwest parking area. Schedule and Planning: We will meet in the parking area southwest of the Rec Center building – by the trail that leads down to the ponds. Walking Movement Leader: Kim Haller has been involved with Walk2Connect for 4 years and has been leading walks for 2 years. She loves to lead walks that help people connect with nature, and also hopes to introduce people to the wonderful open space areas in the Denver area. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed, but must be on a non-retractable leash 6 feet or less in length. Please be prepared to pack out any dog waste bags. -Wear comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, and sunglasses/sunscreen. Please layer as needed for the weather. -Be sure to bring water and consider bringing a camera to take and share photos. -Restroom available in Rec Center at meeting area. -Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightning. 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 if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2019. RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Signing up in meetup here! or B) Emailing or calling Kim at kimluvsmtns (at) gmail (dot) com,[masked]

  • STSP: Mosey Like Sunday Mornin': Glendale

    Caitlin's Restaurant

    TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: 50% sidewalk / 50% grass and dirt trail | DISTANCE: Approx. 4 mi | TIME: 2 hours | COST: Free Didn’t you always love having a casual easy-goin’ Sunday morning that included a good old fashioned diner? We’re going to recreate the Sunday stroll with a 4-mile mosey circling through the 5 parks of Glendale, and finishing with a great Sunday brunch at Caitlin’s Diner. Of course the brunch is optional – but I know I’LL always be there! All doggies are welcome – even at Caitlin’s! Yes, doggie’s are welcome on their deck so they’ve welcomed our furry friends. This walk will also be baby stroller friendly. This walk is relaxed, casual, and fun as we explore the parks, pathways – even pancakes — of Glendale! Your Trip Host: Award Winning Author of 3MPH: Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, Polly Letofsky! Caitlin’s Address: 4379 E. Mississippi Ave, Glendale, CO 80246 (On Mississippi just 2 blocks east of Colorado Blvd.) Parking: There will be plenty of parking in the Caitlin’s parking lot. This walk is super duper duper doggie friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure you are confident your dog can handle 3-4 miles and cooler temps when walking in fall and winter and insure that your dog is calm, well behaved and MUST stay leashed. Please be sure to bring baggies.) Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience. Breaks, Restrooms: Until summer officially begins we won’t be passing any restroom, so be sure to use the restroom before you leave home OR before the walk at Caitlin’s. Consider Bringing: – Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. non-cotton socks) – Light backpack with water and snack foods (almonds, bars, fruit) – Gloves, scarf, beanie – Camera – Sunglasses & Sunscreen (and hat if you wear them) – Bring many (thinner) layers depending on anticipated temperature and light rain gear just in case.

  • Green Valley Ranch Sunday Morning Amble

    Green Valley Ranch East Park

    TYPE: Same Time, Same Place Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | Walk Description: Let's start a new same time, same place walk in Green Valley Ranch. We will meet at the same location every week, and we'll journey around the Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods along the High Line Canal and other trails, exploring the various parks, trails, and secret spots of GVR neighborhoods. Come get to know your neighbors and the neighborhood. Walking Movement Leader: Lydia Flynn lived in Green Valley Ranch for years, and she returns with a gusto to reacquaint with her old neighbors and new friends. Schedule, Planning: We will meet at 9:55 am in the Green Valley Ranch East Parking lot. We leave NO LATER than 10:05 am. We should be done walking no later than 11:00 am. You can of course leave early if you need. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. We can adapt the route so you are with our group on quieter neighborhood streets. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are not available. See above. – 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” (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2018. RSVP: You register for this walk by RSVP'ing here or by emailing or calling Lydia at[masked] *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

  • Westerly Creek Trail Walk

    Central Park Rec center

    Westerly Creek Trail Walk South Stapleton Day and Time: Mondays at 8:30 a.m. Distance: Approximately 3.0 miles Duration: 60 minutes walk2connectWalking Movement Leader and Walk Host: Edward W. Korabic TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: paved sidewalk | DISTANCE: Approximately 3.0 miles | DURATION: 60 minutes | COST: Free Do you like to walk? Are you interested in connecting with new people? Then join us and like minded people for a walk along the Westerly Creek Trail. The Westerly Creek Trail is located in south Stapleton east of Central Park Blvd. StapletonWalks hosts a weekly 60 minute walk along the Westerly Creek Trail. The walk is free and everyone is invited. We really hope you will join us. It will be a great opportunity to get some exercise and connect with new people. The Westerly Creek Trail is very stroller and wheelchair friendly. This is an approximately 3.0 mile walk on wide, paved or gravel paths. Based on the wishes of the assembled walkers, we may take the Westerly Creek Trail to the Sand Creek Regional Green Way to the Bluff Lake Nature Center. We walk at a brisk but conversational pace, only stopping to cross the street when indicated. You can exit the walk at any time if needed. Just inform me that you will be leaving the group. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [masked] . Parking & Meeting Spot: We meet at the Central Park Recreation Center located east of Central Blvd. on Martin Luther Kind Blvd. and Clinton Street. There is plenty of free street parking. We’ll do a quick warm-up and complete Welcome Waivers, if needed (see below). We will start walking no later than 8:30 a.m. We should easily complete the walk by 9:30 a.m. Welcome Waiver: If you have not completed a Welcome Waiver this year for this walk, please fill out the online Welcome Waiver at http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ or download, print, sign, and bring the waiver with you to the walk. You only need to complete one Welcome Waiver per year for this walk. Dogs: Only well behaved dogs on short leashes. Restrooms: There are restrooms at the Central Park Recreation Center. Dress: Wear comfortable walking shoes with non-cotton socks and dress appropriately for the weather. Try to dress in layers so as to be prepared for any anticipated/unanticipated changes in temperature. Of course, during the warm weather months, sunglasses, sun screen, and a sun hat are a given. Water: Please bring a bottle of water. Denver is a high plains desert (high altitude, low humidity) so staying hydrated is priority one. RSVP so I can notify you in the event the walk is cancelled. However, please note, we will walk unless the weather is threatening (e.g., severe weather conditions exist) or the sidewalks are icy. Edward W. Korabic Walk 2 Connect Walking Movement Leader Contact: [masked]

  • Walking Littleton's South Platte River

    Carson Nature Center

    TYPE: Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Flat pathways with some dirt and some pavement | DISTANCE: 3-4 miles Walk Description: Please join us for our relaxed and casual walks along the South Platte River in Littleton. Come alone or with friends as we explore beautiful meandering pathways along the South Platte River in an environment that offers an opportunity to view diverse wildlife in a wetland area that includes 5 lakes. Eagles are even known to nest along the walkways! Aspen Grove shopping center is adjacent to the park. Walking Movement Leader: Michele Oseroff: Walking for me is more than about reaching a destination. It can be a time for quiet meditation or a time for conversation with others. Last year after 35 years in a nursing career on the east coast I moved to Colorado and found Walk To Connect. It has opened many paths for me to explore and make new friends along the way, like I hope it will for you. Trip Notes: Meet in front of Nature Carson Center Cancellation is only in extreme weather such as ice, hail and lightening. Text me for up to date conditions. Restrooms available at the Nature Center and parking is accessible. Shops and services are nearby at Aspen Grove Mall. Dogs on leashes and strollers welcome Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year. RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Mile High Ramblers Meetup group linked here or B) Emailing or calling Michele:[masked] Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

  • Weekly Park Hill Sunrise Walk

    Spinelli's Coffee and Ice Cream

    Greetings! Walk2Connect hosts FREE one hour sunrise walks every Tuesday leaving from NEW LOCATION Spinelli's Coffee near 23rd & Dexter in the Park Hill neighborhood. These will be easy, relaxed one-hour loops through Park Hill streets. These trips will have no set program. They exist to provide a fun, easy-going, communal and social on-foot experience to start your day. This is also a great way to meet other 'daily' walking friends nearby. We're hoping to host more and more FREE walking trips like this for many neighborhoods throughout Denver and Colorado. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in leading one in your hood ([masked]). - Mileage: 2-3 - Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience. - Pace: Conversational (2-3 miles per hour) - Terrain: (Urban/Residential) All sidewalks and street. - Schedule & Meeting Location: We will meet at 7:00am in front of Spinelli's Coffee and we'll talk through Walk2Connect goals, answer any questions and to lightly warm up. If you are going to get coffee please plan to show up well before 7AM as we will leave NO LATER than 7:10am. We should be done walking no later than 8:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! - Parking: There will be plenty of parking throughout the neighborhood. - Cost: FREE! - Dog Friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure your dog is well behaved, on a 6ft non-retractable leash, and can handle 2-3 miles and cooler temps when walking in Fall and Winter) - Weather: If in the Fall/Winter season, so please come prepared with enough layers and/or waterproof gear in case we do run into cooler weather or rain. - Breaks, Restrooms: There will only be one place where we can use the restroom so please plan to use restroom before you leave home OR before the walk at the cafe. As many of you know, Mile High Ramblers is a part of the Walk2Connect Cooperative, a walking movement helping people connect to one another, to the outside world, and to themselves. We're excited about ALL of our walking opportunities. Please sign-up for our emails (http://eepurl.com/h6dus) and check back to our trip schedule on our main website (http://www.walk2connect.com) for other walking trips on the calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook here. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walk2Connect/244053552274279) Consider Bringing: - Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. NON cotton socks!) - Light backpack w/water and snack foods (almonds, bars, fruit) - Gloves, scarf, beanie - Camera - Sunglasses & Sunscreen (and hat if you wear them) - Bring many (thinner) layers depending on anticipated temperature and light rain gear just in case. I would avoid big/bulky winter coats as you will warm up once we walk and its way easier to shed/store light clothing. These walks are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, ourselves and our surroundings. Cheers, Jonathon Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions: [masked]

  • Street Fraternity Walk!

    8720 E Colfax Ave

    Walk Description: Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month to walk the streets of North Lowry and East Colfax and connect with a local non-profit, Street Fraternity. Street Fraternity is a one of a kind organization creating a place of brotherhood and personal growth for urban young men. Check out this video here to learn more. We will start each walk at Street Fraternity (8720 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220). We will take a tour and connect with some of the young men at Street Frat, as well as staff and volunteers. The young men are invited and encouraged to join the walk if they want to so we can learn more about them and their stories. We will make a loop in the East Colfax neighborhood, stopping at New Freedom Park and Verbena Park, and eventually ending back at Street Fraternity. Please join us to learn more about this important organization, to connect with good people, and to get some fresh air. Walking Movement Leaders: Jonathon Stalls, Walk2Connect Founder and W2C Coop Member-Owner | Dustin Ratcliff, W2C Coop Member-Owner and Street Fraternity Volunteer | Maria Rosa Galter, W2C Coop Member-Owner and Street Fraternity Volunteer Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We will meet just before 5:30 pm at Street Fraternity which is on Colfax and Xanthia (On the South side of Colfax). There parking lot and the entrance to Street Fraternity is in the rear of the Disabled American Veterans Building. It will say DAV on the building. The Colfax 15 and 15L are the nearest bus stops. We will leave from Street Frat no later than 5:40 pm and should finish NO later than 7:00 pm. There is a restroom at Street Frat. Trip Notes: – Dogs are not allowed on this one. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are available at Street Fraternity. Please plan to use the restroom beforehand. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup, this page, or contact the leader if you are unsure. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver”(http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2018.

  • STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life - Golden

    Golden Visitor Center

    TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: Sloping hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free Greetings! We are delighted to host a weekly opportunity for walking through Golden and talking with each other about everything under the (Golden) sun! Come alone or with friends, or to make new friends! Please feel free to “drop-in” anytime. We will cover a gentle route at a conversational pace with an emphasis on easy movement and pleasant company. We will meet at 9:00am on the patio outside the visitor center, make introductions, answer questions and lightly warm up. If you are going to use the restroom, please plan to show up well before 9:00am as we will leave NO LATER than 9:05am. We should be done walking no later than 10:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the unlikely event the walk is cancelled. Thank you! RSVP HERE on the Golden Walks MeetUp Group Feel free to contact walking trip host Betty at [masked] or[masked] if you have questions! First Timers/Waivers: If this is your first time walking with Betty or if you have not completed a Welcome Waiver in 2017, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to connect, learn more about the walk, and complete a waiver. You can also fill out the online waiver here. (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the parking lot. Weather: Please come prepared with enough layers and/or weatherproof gear to keep yourself comfortable. Restroom: Public restroom is available inside the store. Dog Friendly! Please consider whether your dog is calm & well-behaved in a group. S/he MUST stay on a maximum 6' leash; please be sure to bring baggies. Note: Golden Walks [Walk2Connect partner] are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our surroundings. Let's walk! Betty

  • Stapleton Sunrise Walk

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    TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | Walk Description: Returning for its fourth year, but now on Thursdays, it's the Stapleton Sunrise walk. We will meet at the same location every week, and we'll journey around the Northfield neighborhoods, exploring the various parks, trails, and secret spots of Stapleton's newest neighborhoods. Come get to know your neighbors or the neighborhood. Walking Movement Leader: Join our two co-leaders, Chris Englert, founding member-owner of Walk2Connect co-op is known as Denver's Urban Hiker. (http://urbanhikingden.com) She leads walks within Denver's C470 loop and is author of The Best Urban Hikes: Denver (http://amzn.to/2wF0ZKC). Walking around Denver gets enthusiasts ready for her global walking vacations, which you can find details at www.EatWalkLearn.com. Come chat, walk, and connect with Chris as she gifts this walk to you weekly in Stapleton. Lee DeBois moved to Stapleton from New York a few years ago and has loved getting out and exploring Stapleton and Denver. She invites you to say hello, make friends, and walk! Schedule, Planning: We will meet at 8:00 am at the corner of Uinta and 51st Ave next to the playground. . Please park along the street and meet in the park. Do not disturb the residents. There are currently no facilities here, although restrooms are being installed to open in late 2017.. We leave NO LATER than 8:05 am. We should be done walking no later than 9:10 am. You can of course leave early if you need. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. We can adapt the route so you are with our group on quieter neighborhood streets. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are not available. See above. – 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” (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2017. RSVP: You register for this walk by RSVP'ing here or by emailing Lee at [masked] *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH Follow Chris at @urbahikingDEN for all things Denver, or @eatwalklearn for global walking adventures.

  • Walk The Platte – Englewood

    Broken Tee Golf Course

    TYPE: Weekly | PACE: Fitness | TERRAIN: Paved Trail | DISTANCE: 5 mi Walk Description: Come walk the Platte with us. We start and end at the same point so you can walk as long or as short as you’d like. We start at the west end of the parking lot under the pavilion next to the Broken Tee Golf Course. We can have alternate routes for people that want to do less than 5 miles, just let the leader know. Walking Movement Leader: Bob is a retired fire fighter that enjoys meeting people and exercising at the same time. He is an organizer of walks with the Denver 50 and Better Social Group, but he extends the invite to anyone that wants to join them. Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: Meet at the outdoor pavilion next to the Broken Tee Golf Course. There is plenty of parking available. RTD route 51 stops at the nearby bus tops. We leave on the dot at 9:00AM. If you’re running late, you can contact Bob via phone or email (See below). Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: it is handicap accessible, with some slight up/downhill slopes. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms: Are available at the start and at the midway points if we do the platte walk . – 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 if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year:http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Colorado Ramblers Meetup group linked here or B) Emailing or calling Bob at kb0xt2(at)gmail(dot)com ,[masked]