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Date Wednesday  2/20/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title High Line Canal #13 Segment 13
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Dorothea Frohner
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 100
Driving Distance n/a

Location

Colfax Connections and the Arsenal: We'll see the old connections to the Army Arsenal, historically the Canal's largest stakeholder and understand why the Canal stopped flowing water past its headgate #157 near First Creek. At the time, the large truck farms produced produce for the Rose Hill area and beyond, but the failor of the farms led to the decision to stop the Canal's further flow. With money from the lottery,  the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge plans to expand access into the Refuge from this First Freek area.

We'll meet at the end of the segment. Park at 4538 Perth St, Denver, CO. From here we will carpool to the beginning of the hike at 1780 Andes Street (Tower Road and 19th Avenue).



For more info Contact

Dorothea Frohner

cell: 720-329-1050 (texting only)

home: 303-777-2721

Dorothea.2008@live.com



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P.S. The High Line canal starts in Waterton Canyon and meanders through the metro area all the way to DIA. The walk2connect.com is walking the whole 71 miles one segment at the time - 14 of them. Each segment has its own history and views. Check it out if your interested.



 



Also check out the High Line Canal Conservancy and Denver Water for more information.



A recommended book: The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland by Robert Michael Pyle, 1993.



 




Notes

Bring snacks, water, warm clothing and micro spikes as it might be icy on parts of the trail.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.