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The Farmers’ High Line Canal Trail provides an easy, pleasant way to traverse the northern suburbs of Denver. The paved pathway stretches more than a dozen miles, connecting Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton. The trail's name comes from the historical canal, built in 1860s, that the trail follows for much of its journey. Views are a mix of quiet, tree-filled neighborhoods, bustling shopping and dining areas, and natural open spaces.
With its numerous connections to parks, schools, commercial areas, and other trails, the trail provides an important local commuter route. From the southern terminus of the trail, it's only a short distance to reach the 10-mile Little Dry Creek Trail. The canal trail also connects to the US 36 Bikeway, which spans 16 miles between Denver and Boulder, and, in Westminster City Park, a short spur links the trail to Big Dry Creek Trail, a 12-mile pathway between I-25 and Standley Lake.
Parking is available at several of the parks along the route (from west to east): Kings Mill Park (9018 Field St., Westminster), Westminster City Park (10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster; restrooms are also available here), Northwest Open Space (2100 W. 112th Ave., Northglenn), and E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park (located across from Northglenn's city hall at 11701 Community Center Dr.).
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