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Map of the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail, Westminster, CO

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Farmers' High Line Canal Trail, Westminster, Colorado

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Farmers' High Line Canal Trail, Colorado

LENGTH:

13 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Westminster, Northglenn, Thornton

HIGHLIGHTS:

open spaces, parks, cottonwood groves

NEARBY TRAILS:

U.S. 36 Bikeway

Big Dry Creek Trail

Lee Lateral Ditch Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Westminster

Denver Metro

Regional Trails

The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail is a 13-mile long paved and unpaved pathway the spans between Standley Lake and E. 128th Avenue in Thornton. The trail follows alongside the irrigation canal as it wanders through the residential and commercial areas of Westminster. The route takes it past local parks and through a number of designated open spaces.

At Pierce Street, the Farmers'  High Line Canal Trail borders the southern part of the Historic Semper Farm on Westminster Open Space. This farm was established in 1881, around the same time the canal was formed in this area. This area is near Trendwood Park and west of Westminser Boulevard.

Conditions

The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail has paved and unpaved sections.The trail is open for non-motorized use such as bike riding, running and walking. The west end of the trail has a number of street crossings, but the trail goes through wide stretches of open space to the east.

Communities

The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail goes past the following communities: Westminster, Northglenn and Thornton.

Points of Interest

The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Standley Lake
Somerset Park
Kings Mill Park
Dover Square Park
Niver Canal
Adams Elementary School
Westminster Sports Center
Historic Semper Farm
Trendwood Park
Waterpointe - Bellio Open Space
Waverly Acres Park
Westminster City Park
Big Dry Creek Trail
Legacy Ridge Golf Course
Windsor Park
Foxshire Park
Northwest Open Space
Charles C. Winburn Park
Vantage Point Senior High School
E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park
Adams County Y.M.C.A.
Nearby Trails

The Farmers' High Line Canal Trail connects to numerous other recreational trails along its route. Many or these trails are located within parks and open spaces. There are also regional recreational trails that can be connected to from the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail.

U.S. 36 Bikeway: the two trails intersect at Westminster Boulevard on the west side of U.S. 36, also known as the Boulder Turnpike.
Big Dry Creek Trail: the two trails both go through Westminster City Park. The park is located north of W 104th Avenue and east of Westminster Boulevard and east of U.S. 36.
Lee Lateral Ditch Trail: the two trails meet at E. 128th Avenue and Lafayette Street in Thornton.

End Points

The southwest end of the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail  is located on the southeast side of Standley Lake and to the west of Independence Street.

The northeast end of the trail is located at E. 128th Avenue and Lafayette Street in Thornton. Trail users can connect to Lee Lateral Ditch Trail goes past this location.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail in Westminster, Colorado.

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