High Line Canal Conservancy

Connecting Communities – Connecting Nature
from the foothills to the plains

Our Intention

Through stewardship, leadership, advocacy and education the High Line Canal Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the 71-mile legacy Canal, in partnership with the public.

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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

Explore Parks, Trails and Open Space in Douglas County with their new outdoors app

August 26th, 2016|

How do you usually find a walking path, jogging trail, equestrian route or new park? Friends? Newspaper? Word of Mouth? Google? Thanks to innovative GIS technology, many counties and cities are creating interactive maps that [...]

Check out Centre Hills Disc Golf Course off of the Canal in Aurora!

August 19th, 2016|

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Hop on your bike and ride the Canal headed east past the Aurora Municipal Center (after checking out Globalfest!), avoid busy Chambers by using the underpass, and [...]

An exciting 7.25-mile loop linking the Canal to other South Suburban Trails

August 12th, 2016|

Looking for a new recreational trail loop in the South Metro Denver area? Thanks to an impressive network of trails maintained by the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, you can easily connect segments of [...]

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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