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 us to protect and enhance this regional amenity – volunteer, donate, share your stories.

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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

High Line Canal Conservancy Summer Intern Position

May 16th, 2017|

The Conservancy is looking for an intern to help our dynamic and fun staff throughout the summer! Position Summary The High Line Canal Conservancy intern supports the outreach, development and planning activities of a growing [...]

Walk the trail this Summer, exploring 71 miles through the Denver region!

May 1st, 2017|

In partnership with Walk2Connect, Walking Movement Leaders will lead 14 community walks (plus one built-in weather day) along the High Line Canal from June to November on Sundays, Saturdays and Tuesdays, all starting at 7:30 am [...]

Stay safe on the trail

March 30th, 2017|

 And while on the trail, it's always good to keep these safety tips in mind: Be aware of other users, as well as those who may not be active users of the trail, or who [...]

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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