cottonwood graveyard on high line canal trail

The High Line Canal: Segments 24-27

Another weekend, another bike ride along the High Line Canal.  In fact, it was our last ride to reach the end of the 71-mile linear park.  After riding these segments, 24-27, all we will have left is the first two miles in Waterton Canyon that we plan to walk as the canyon was closed when we tried to ride it at the beginning of our journey.

The majority of these four segments, miles 62-71, are on asphalt and concrete as much of this nine-mile section of the High Line Canal follows roads through neighborhoods. 


The High Line Canal: Segments 18-21

Continuing with our goal to cycle the whole 71 mile High Line Canal, today we rode Segments 18-21 which comprise miles 46-56.  This 10 mile section is part of the “Urban Refuge” portion of the trail and is made of asphalt or pavement.  While we rode on a hybrid and mountain bike, respectively, a road bike could make the journey.


The Highline Canal: Segments 14-17

It’s August, and I haven’t left Colorado since March!  That might be a record for me.  Fortunately I live in a beautiful state that offers a variety of outdoor recreation options.  While I tend to gravitate toward the mountains to hike, occasionally I stick around Denver for a bike ride along the High Line Canal.

My friend Nancy and I have now completed half of the 71 mile High Line Canal.  Our last ride was filled with challenges before we even started, but our ride along Segments 14-17 went very smoothly.  We only had to consult our map a few times, and that was only to verify what we already thought.


The High Line Canal: Segments 12-13

Nancy and I ventured out on our next bike ride along the High Line Canal.  As I mentioned in my previous posts, we attempt to ride approximately 20 miles each time.

On our last ride, we slightly overshot our “turn around” location, so we marked our map with the spot where we stopped in order to start there this week.

We were both dragging on Sunday evening and our comedy of errors before our planned start time of 6pm didn’t help matters.  First, Nancy drove off without her bike.  As a result, she was late to our meeting place, the Bataleur Club House.