GeoBiking CO_DS HCW Trail Description

HighlineWest S Highline Canal Trail West Section
Trail Network Overview Follows Highline Canal SW from Big Dry Cr to Waterton Canyon
Key HCW Connects to: Highline Canal Central Also Known As:
  Big Dry Cr Mid Trail
Waypoints 21   C470 Trail
  Lee Dad GulchTrail
  MarcyGulch BigDry Trail
  Mineral Ave Trail
  Platte South
  Waterton Canyon Trail Last Modified Added HCWpond (restroom) - closure
  Subdivision Trails 7/29/2011
Website High Line Open Space Trail
Distance Statistics
Cycle Computer TrackLog Route   Round Trip
26 25.5 19.6
Elevation Statistics
Start End Min Max Gain Ascent Descent Grade
5,504 5,519 5,501 5,667 15 808 1
Type MUPS - Canal Rating Flat to HCWrrb waypoint.
Titan Rd sections not biker friendly, hilly, soft shoulders, no bike lane
Codes R*Fnxd
Surfaces About 85% packed dirt/gravel/sand, some asphalt, concrete & highway milage along Santa Fe & Titan Rd
Notes Speed limit on trail is 20 MPH, trail really snakes around.
Highline Canal Trail was split into 3 sections to allow for common GPS limitations
Sad that after all there years, there is no official trail connection from the trail along highway 85 to trail in park and other Chatfield trails.
  Trail comes to within about 40 yards of Chatfield trails twice, but no official connection. Am told they are still negotiating……
  Strontia Springs work closes trail from EOT E to Campfire St (About .4 miles E along waterton Rd)
Track Color Map Color Track Starts @ Track Ends @
Dark Yellow Light Orange Julia DeKovand Park / Big Dry Cr Trail (HCDjdp) Waterton Canyon Trail - Kassler Head (HCWwct)
Waypoint Latitude Longitude Comment Altitude Waypoint Type Long Description / note
HCWjdp 39 36.041 -104 57.535 Julia DeKovand P 5,504 Bike Tr Julia DeKovand Park, Big Dry Cr Trail
HCWbdm 39 35.879 -104 57.501 BDM Tr 5,502 Bike Tr Big Dry Cr Mid Trail
HCW-mp 39 35.969 -104 57.799 Milliken Park 5,505 Park Milliken Park
HCW-ws 39 35.830 -104 59.370 Whitman School 5,506 School Whitman School, Euclid Jr High
HCWldg 39 34.768 -104 59.459 LDG Tr 5,533 Bike Tr Lee Gulch Trail goes UNDER canal
HCWfbp 39 35.041 -105  0.231 Footbridge Park 5,521 Park Footbridge Park
HCWmat 39 34.417 -105  0.654 Mineral Ave Tr 5,550 Bike Tr Mineral Ave Trail
HCW-t2 39 34.160 -105  0.537 Tr to Park 5,559 Bike Tr Short Trail to South Park Lane & small park
Canal trail skirts McClellan reservoir
HCWc4e 39 33.701 -104 59.846 C470 Tr E 5,547 Bike Tr C470 Trail, Share westward
HCWltt 39 33.864 -105  0.500 Lucent Tech Tr 5,524 Bike Tr Lucent Technologies Trail
HCWc4w 39 33.803 -105  1.399 C470 Tr W 5,517 Bike Tr Leave C470 Trail
HCWpond 39 33.733 -105  1.410 RR Pond 5,510 Restroom  
HCWmgdb 39 33.027 -105  1.423 MGDB Tr 5,536 Bike Tr Redstone Park Trail - Marcy Gulch Trail (MGDB)
HCW2 39 33.047 -105  2.507 Via W Carder Ct 5,534 Waypoint Via
HCW-ds 39 31.445 -105  1.742 Detour Starts 5,555 Waypoint Detour Starts, cross bridge, head E to Santa Fe Actual trail peters out in .4 mi
HCW-sf 39 31.461 -105  1.690 Santa Fe South 5,605 Waypoint Follow Santa Fe S to Titan Rd, Narrow paved shoulder
HCW-tr 39 30.583 -105  1.071 Titan Rd  - W 5,606 Waypoint Follow Titan Rd W.  Dangerous! Soft sholder, no lane!
HCWrpr 39 30.433 -105  3.274 Roxborough Pk Rd 5,594 Waypoint N Roxborough Park Rd - Go North
HCWcsp 39 31.760 -105  3.261 Chatfield T-Head 5,558 Restroom Chatfield State Park trail head & Parking
porta-potty, actual trail goes 2.2 miles E
Very soft in spots, see below for waypts
Private Property prevents Titan Rd Access
Bike hating horse area!
HCWeot 39 29.203 -105  5.448 EOT Waterton Rd 5,557 Bike Tr End of Trail, Waterton Rd
Private Property again blocks access
HCWwct 39 29.453 -105 5.636 Waterton Can Th 5,519 Parking Area Waterton Canyon Kassler Trail Head
Parking, Restoom, tables
HCWcct 39 31.360 -105  2.652 Plum Cr Trail     This dead end stub heads E
Trail into Park - Plum Cr
HCW-pp 39 30.636 -105  1.700 EOT Horses     Private Property, EOT, only .6 miles from other stub