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Connecting the Canal: Segment 11--Fly N By Ranch

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  • Park along Santa Fe Drive.

    When going south on Santa Fe, mark your odometer at the intersection of Santa Fe and Highlands Ranch Blvd. At exactly 1.0 miles , Highlands Ranch, CO (map)

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  • Look for Chris in her white Nissan Leaf
  • TYPE: W&T | PACE: Conversational (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 11 of 14, Miles 15-10 | Fly’n By Highlands Ranch: On this segment, we’ll come to the big break in the trail, where the Canal cannot be walked between miles 11 and 9.  We will walk to mile 11, and on the next segment, we will pick up from mile 9. This segment of the trail traverses quite a variety of areas, including the Fly’n B Ranch from Highlands Ranch through an industrial area, across Santa Fe, and down behind the railroad tracks. We'll be walking right along the bottom of the foothills.

    Maximum capacity for this segment: 25 walkers.

    Walking Movement Leader: 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!”

    We walk in all weather, but we don’t go in ice. You are welcome to text or call me [masked]) to confirm the walk is going. I will send out a notice to all who have RSVP’d if the walk is cancelled, but no news is good news.

    Meeting Location, Parking, and Planning: Park along Santa Fe Drive. When going south on Santa Fe, mark your odometer at the intersection of Santa Fe and Highlands Ranch Blvd. At exactly 1.0 miles from this intersection going south, you'll park along Santa Fe. There is a small black top area to park parallel. 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 8:50 am. We will leave no later than 9:05 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 a final email from Chris by 5 pm the day before the walk with concluding instructions about parking, weather, or other details. Please refer to this email before heading out to the Meetup. If you do not receive this email by 5 pm, contact Chris immediately at[masked] 7280.

    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 to be distributed at a later date. For the walkers who complete all 11 segments of the Connecting the Canal event series according to the official schedule will receive a branded tag from the High Line Canal Conservancy signifying the completion of the entire Canal trail.

    -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.

    -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.

    -You may want to bring lunch.

    -Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hats, and gloves to accommodate for the weather.

    -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 Waiver: 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 2017.

    RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below, or email/call Chris directly. Her email is listed below.

    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


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  • chris e.
    Walk2Connect Walking Movement Leader,
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    I'm trying to walk all the trails within the c470 loop in Denver. Join me!

  • Christine P.
    Walking Movement Leader

    I moved to CO for the third time, in 2009, from Illinois. Now retired and wanting... more

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