At 71 miles long, the High Line Canal is one of the longest urban corridors in the country, and one of the most loved trails in the metro area. But to get from start to finish uninterrupted on the historic trail is nearly impossible. The canal has five major trail interruptions and several unsafe street crossings.
The High Line Canal Conservancy, a nonprofit organization leading the effort for comprehensive, long-term planning for the future of the canal, plans to change that. Inspired by the community vision plan adopted last year, the conservancy, its partners, Denver Water and the public seek to create a safe, fully connected 71-mile corridor enjoyed by multiple users, including walkers, bikers, joggers, dog-walkers, equestrians and more.
The conservancy also is in the process of creating a five- to 10-year blueprint using partner and community feedback on how to implement enhancements and improve visitor experience along the trail.
You can participate by attending a community open house, joining in summer canal walks, or volunteering for stewardship programs. Stay informed at highlinecanal.org, and read more about this effort at denverwaterTAP.org.