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Connecting the Canal: Segment 13 The Almost End of the Trail

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  • Waterton Canyon Trailhead

    11300 Waterton Road, Littleton, CO (map)

    39.554783 -105.162310

  • 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. 6 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 13 of 14, Miles 7 to 2 | The Almost End of the Trail: On this segment, our 71 mile journey will come to a possible end. Walking along the beautiful Chatfield Reservoir area, we’ll approach end of the trail at the High Line Canal Parking Lot, or Mile Marker 2. Depending on conditions in Waterton Canyon and accessibility to the diversion dam, we may or may not be able to do Segment 14. Thus, this could be the end of our walk or there may be a longer gap until the trail reopens later in the spring. We will play it by ear. None the less, this possible last segment is a gorgeous amble through giant ranches along the Canal and locator of some of the original cottonwoods along the trail. We will update this info as we get closer to this date. We may also get a tour of the historic Kassler Water Treatment Plant.

    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 in the large Water Canyon parking lot. Waterton Canyon Trailhead 11300 Waterton Road Littleton, CO 80125.  This parking area is the end of the walk for this segment. We will carpool to the beginning of the walk and then do the walk to the end of the segment. If you do not want to carpool, you will need to make other arrangements. 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 14 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.

    -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.

    -NO DOGS ON THIS SEGMENT.

    -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 2016.

    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 www.highlinecanal.org.

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  • chris e.
    Walk2Connect Walking Movement Leader,
    Event Host

    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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