High Line Canal Conservancy

Connecting Communities – Connecting Nature
from the foothills to the plains

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The Canal is an important part of Colorado history and a critical recreational resource for the state. Join other Coloradans on Dec. 6th to support our beloved Canal through Colorado Gives Day.

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Explore The Canal

At 71 miles long, the High Line Canal is one of the longest continuous urban trails in the country, twisting through the most populated area of Colorado while crossing a diverse mosaic of communities and nature. The Canal originates at Waterton Canyon in Douglas County and runs to Green Valley Ranch in Northeast Denver, falling within one mile of more than 350,000 residents.

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Stories + Updates

A conversation with Ian Stabler – an artist inspired by our High Line Canal

December 12th, 2016|

Ian Stabler is an Artist and Natural Builder who grew up along the High Line Canal. His work centers around a relationship to the life and growth of the wood that makes up his sculptures [...]

Canal Highlight: Visit Fairmount Cemetery

December 12th, 2016|

Fairmount Cemetery, located near mile 47 of the High Line Canal, is an incredible 280-acre expanse of trees, birds, wildlife, gardens, and monuments. It is a perfect location for a bike ride, stroll, or picnic. [...]

High Line Canal Historic Survey Complete

November 17th, 2016|

The Canal was built in 1883 - imagine all the historic sites that exist along its 71 miles! Thanks to funding from the Colorado Parks Foundation, the High Line Canal Conservancy was able [...]

I am no longer surprised, no matter where I am, when conversation comes around to a common affection for the High Line Canal.
Robert Michael Pyle, Prologue To the Thunder Tree

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