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Highline Canal

Location Irrigation system pathway SE of Denver, I-25 to CO 30.
State(s) Colorado
Counties Denver
Type Greenway
Length 13.20 Miles / 21.24 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency State
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

The Highline Canal is part of the Highline Canal.
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Description

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The High Line Canal, designated as a National Landmark Trail, was completed in 1883 to deliver irrigation water. Today, the canal is owned and operated by Denver Water. The canal trail has become a major recreational amenity in the Denver area, as people enjoy using the canal’s trail for hiking, biking, jogging and horseback riding.

 

Visitor Information


Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: 5:00 AM - Time Closes: 11:00 PM

Directions

From a diversion dam on the South Platte River 1.8 miles upstream from the mouth of Waterton Canyon, the canal runs 66 miles (106 km) east-northeast through Douglas, Arapahoe, and Denver counties, ending at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Lateral in the Green Valley Ranch area in northeast Denver. The canal is accessible along most of its length. To reach its starting point, take Colorado 470 to Wadsworth (Colorado 121) and follow Colorado 121 south to the Kassler Center.

 

Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted

Secondary Surface: Concrete

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1978

Date Last Updated: 03/05/2013

 

Contact Information

Trail management:
Colorado State Parks
Trails Program
1313 Sherman St.
Denver , CO 80203 -2236 melanie.gose@state.co.us

 

Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Denver Water - trail information Website View/Download

 

 

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