High Line Canal Regional Trail

High Line Canal Trail Information  Click on map to enlarge.

High Line Canal website

Highlands Ranch Metro District

Trail Rating:  Easy, level trail.

Trail Length: Douglas County manages the western eight miles of the trail; there is a disconnect in the trail before it continues along on the east side of Plum Creek, adjacent to railroad tracks, crosses Santa Fe and then winds through the NW corner of Highlands Ranch. In all, 60 miles are accessible by trail.

Trail Surface: Natural surface trail in Douglas County and South Suburban; hardened surfaces through Denver and Aurora.

Users: Multi-use:  horses, hiking, strollers, bicycles; dogs must be on leash.


  • Several parks are located along the 60-mile trail
  • A Guide to the High Line Canal Trail is a full-color, pocket-sized companion with mile-by-mile descriptions of the canal’s scenery, as well as geographical and historical facts. For additional information, please visit the High Line Canal Guide.

From C-470: Go south on Highway 85 for 4 miles to Titan Rd. Turn west on Titan Rd. for 2 miles to Roxborough Park Rd. Go north on Roxborough Park Rd. for 1.5 miles. The trailhead is on the east side of the road.

Contact: Between Waterton Canyon And Santa Fe, contact Douglas County Parks and Trails at 303-660-7495. In Highlands Ranch, contact Highlands Ranch Metro District at 303-791-2710. Owned by Denver Water Board. Visit the High Line Canal website.